About Us

This highland hire and retail business began life about 16 years ago and has now become one of the largest independant Hire Companies specialising in Highland Wear in the north of England.

From the beginning they have treated each customer individually and endeavoured to give a good personal service. In the early days it soon became obvious that there was a definite need for a Company who specialised in Highland Wear rather than Formal, but Formal Wear has always been available on request. They always take great pride in providing their clients with an outfit that is just right for them and that special occasion.

So far this Company have served clientele such as Emmerdale, independent British films, Johnny Walkers Whisky and Claudia Schiffer's pageboys.. Highland Dress Hire's kilts have featured in HELLO! Magazine, travelled as far as South Africa to appear in advertisements and, more recently, have been supplied to members of the royal household at Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Balmoral Castle.

The owners Shirley and John run the business from their home in Horsforth, Leeds and they have always used the Internet to inform people about their name, services and Highland products.

They are particularly excited about the new developments produced for their website, which now enables them, for the first time, to arrange, update and sell their stock online. As the business developed they have increased their understanding of what the web can do. When they discovered that the website was drawing customers in from countries such as Spain, Germany and Norway, the "Highland Dress Hire" couple decided to combine the service they provide from their home and build on their online offering. Customers can now be measured up, choose any style or colour they want and receive their Highland Wear in time for that special event, all by interacting online.

They now believe that their new site gives them a shop window to be proud of.