Brian Heriot

Police Officer
(Retired Scots Guards Pipe Major)

I’ve known George McKay for over 20 years the majority of which have been in his role as Master Tailor of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.  During that period, and in my capacity as Pipe Major, I have called upon George’s undisputed knowledge and expert tailoring skills numerous times for advice and assistance in uniform design, tailoring and medal mounting. There seemed to be no topic that George was not fully conversant with, scrupulous in legislation and perfect in design and workmanship. Now that I have left the Army, I still call upon George’s knowledge and skills.

I have my own personal kilt outfits; as do my other family members, which have all been maintained throughout the years by George and will be in the future.
Medals are a precious commodity of mine. As a Police Officer, I still require my medals to be mounted correctly for my uniform.   This is a task that I will not trust any other tailor with other than George McKay, past present and future, he is scores above the rest in his skills.

Doogie Howes
RN Commander

Exceptional work and a rapid turnaround of medals!
Dan Thacker

I received 5 superbly mounted medals from George within 48 hours of posting them to him. A real professional job. I would recommend his fast, friendly service without hesitation.


John Thompson

Police Officer and Ex Serviceman

Wow! What can I say? These are the most professionally mounted medals I have come across in service and since leaving. If you want your medals to look their best.... George is the man for the job! I'm going nowhere else in future.


James Robertson

George. Thank you very much. When I sent you my medals I wasn't sure what to expect back. Within 48 hours I had received a set of medals which had not only been set in an absolutely majestic manner, but you had cleaned them and returned them like new. These were my father's medals and the way you returned them to me brought back so much memory and emotion. Thank you. I can certainly recommend your services to anyone looking to have medals restored and mounted.

Bob Eagleton

What a superb job you did with my medals! If I can say anything to those visiting your site it would be this: If you prize your medals, send them to George. His work is so professional that you will never go anywhere else. I'm just looking forward to the first opportunity I have to wear mine and show them off. I shall certainly recommend your services to all my friends.


Elizabeth Smith

Thank you. i received my father's medals from the medals office some years ago and looked upon them with pride. However, the way you have now presented them has brought me to tears. I am so proud. Thank you.


Rickie Botwriight

Former Royal Marine and Serving Police Officer

I have nothing but praise for George and the first class service he and his team provide. The quality of his work, communication, speed and sheer professionalism is second to none. I will certainly tell everyone I know I can not recommend McKay Kilts enough.

Big thank you for a very quick turn around at short notice; outstanding!


Lt Col D. S. Smith

Deputy Commandant

Lothian and Borders ACF

Thank you very much for your professional, high quality, rapid, helpful, courteous service and most of all resolving my problems. I would gladly recommend your services to future customers; please feel free to use me as a reference for McKays Kilts and Medals.
Juian Frost I never write business testimonials but will make an exception. You court mounted three medals for me and I would like to say how impressed I was with the quality of the work and the speed of your service. Truly fantastic.

Tim Leatherland

Former Grenadier Guards

With so many different medal mounting companies to choose from, I was initially unsure of where to turn to. On noticing that George McKay was the former Master Tailor of the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, I knew that deciding to use McKays would be the right option.

I posted them to him on Monday and came home from work on Wednesday to find a note from the postman saying my medals were at the sorting office waiting for me. An impressive turnaround and the quality of the medals he mounted were of the immaculate standard one would expect from the Household Division, and at a very competitive price.

Thoroughly recommend.

Cath Kirkland

Just wanted to say that although you advertise under the banner of kiltmaker, the alterations you made to my curtains are great, the quality of your work is superb.

Very professional, great job and a quick response too. Brilliant!

Archie Dryburgh MBE, Armed Forces Champion, D&G Council

What a fantastic service. I was advised about George McKay from Royal British Legion Scotland about mounting medals. I contacted George to advisde when I got my MBE that I would need a quick turnaround for this year's remembrance parade. George was extremely helpful. I sent my medals on Monday and got them back Wednesday; a truly excellent job, thanks George for your help. I will be advising all my ex forces friends to use you in the future. Regards, Archie

Tim Stansfield, RAMC

George McKay court mounted my 9 medals at very short notice and returned them to me, all within a few days via post.  They were perfectly mounted and polished.  I'm very grateful for the great service.