No matter whither Scotland votes on independence, experts say kilt prices won't go thither.
"Prices will probably not change," said Ken MacDonald, owner of Houston Traditional Kiltmakers in Scotland. "Kilt weavers will buy materials a year in advance. The decision will not affect prices for a while."
Doreen Browning of The Kiltmaker's Apprentice in New York agrees with MacDonald. But she did note there was a recent spike in the price of merino wool, which is used in making kilts. "There is usually an average price increase every year—about 1½ pounds ... per meter," she said.