The Stirling and Bannockburn Caledonian Society tartan produced by Wilson's of Bannockburn around 1847, has been recognised in more recent times as the District tartan for Stirling and Bannockburn.


Although the kilt is an item of traditional Scottish Highland dress, the nationalism of that tradition is relatively recent. It was only with the Romantic Revival of the 19th Century that the kilt was adopted by Lowlanders and the Scottish Diaspora.

The word kilt comes from the Scots word “kilt” meaning to tuck up the clothes around the body.

In 1746, the kilt was banned by Act of Parliament as a result of the Jacobite uprising. Only exception being as part of an army uniform.

It is quite common to be asked "Are you a true Scotsman?" when wearing the kilt. This does not refer to your ancestry in any way but is a polite way of enquiring whether the person is wearing underwear beneath the kilt. Underwear may be worn, or not, as one prefers, and there is in fact no accepted tradition except in military usage. Why not ask one of our members next time you see them whether they are a true Scotsman (or Scotswoman)?

Sgian Dubh

The Sgian Dubh (pronounced "skee(a)n doo" s a ceremonial dagger worn as part of the uniform, tucked into the hose. The name comes form the Gaelic meaning “Black Dagger”

The Sporran

A Sporran is a pouch (Scottish Gaelic for 'purse') and is part of modern highland dress. Since the traditional kilt does not have pockets, the sporran serves as a wallet and container for any other necessary personal items (such as a hip-flask).http://www.tartansauthority.com/Web/Site/Tartan/History/WilsonsBannockburn.aspshapeimage_1_link_0
Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band
The Uniform

The Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band has two uniforms which are worn depending on the occasion. The No 1 uniform is used at special occasions and for playing at corporate engagements; the No 2 uniform (pictured above) is worn when the band is competing or playing at informal events. To see pictures of the band’s No 1 uniform, visit our Corporate Photo Section.Photos%20-%20Corporate%20Engagements.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0
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No1 Uniform Pictures

No 2 Uniform Pictures

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No 1 Uniform
Feather Bonnet, Plaid /Kilt (Stirlng and Bannockburn Tartan), Silver lined tunic, Belt, Sporran (Horse hair), Black Ghillie Brouges, Hose, White Spats.

No 2 Uniform
Black Glengarry with cap badge, Navy Blue Jacket and waistcoat, White Shirt and Navy Tie, Kilt (Stirling and Bannockburn Tartan), Belt, Black Leather Sporran, Black Ghillie Brouges, White Hose, Green Flashes.Photos%20-%20Corporate%20Engagements.htmlPhotos%20-%202009%20Season.htmlhttp://www.tartansauthority.com/Web/Site/home/home.asp