Fancy yourself in a Matheson kilt? Need a Matheson bonnet badge, a tie or just a coffee mug with the Matheson crest on it? Well, these things might be easier to obtain than you think.
With a strong Scottish heritage in New Zealand, it’s not surprising that there are several business in this country that stock tartan ties an kilts, and should be able to provide these in a Matheson tartan. These shops sell other Highland apparel and other Scottish-themed items. Some hire kilts as well. So whether you want a tartan tie, a Tam O’shanter or the full kilt outfit, there’s a range of outlets to choose from. Here are the ones we’ve found; do let us know of any others. Follow the links to the businesses’ own websites.
Easton Bagpipes and Highland Supplies, Palmerston North. Mostly music-related items, but also some apparel. .
Kildonan Highland House. Petone, in Wellington.
Kintail House, Birkenhead, Auckland. .
Helean Kiltmakers, 8 Hocken St, Kenmure, Dunedin 9011; 03 453 0233 (no website).
House of Scotland, Mt Eden, Auckland.
McPhee’s Celtic Centre, Wellington.
Mitchell’s Kilt Hire and Bagpipe Centre, Hamilton.
Patterson Celticware, Lower Hutt, Wellington. Accessories, but no kilts.
Scot’s Corner, Hamilton.
Scots In Spirit, Whangarei
The Scottish Shop, Dunedin.
The Bagpipe Centre, or Gannaway New Zealand, in Temuka.