North Sea Oil - 16oz Heavyweight Kilt - Limited Availability!

Sale price Price £595.00 Regular price

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Secure Your Piece of Scottish Heritage!


Celebrate Scotland's industrious spirit and the valour of those who've worked in the North Sea Oil and Gas Industry with our special limited edition numbered North Sea Oil Kilts. With the tartan's re-weaving (…after 10 years since its official registration), this is a unique opportunity to own a kilt steeped in history and significance.

The Last Kilts Available! ...from the 2023 kilt run!

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Note - this product page cannot take your order (thus is says 'Stock Pending') …instead :

SEND ME A MESSAGE - with your request to order your North Sea Oil kilt. Please include your accurate measurements. On confirmation of availability of tartan material I’ll reply with an invoice for your order. Payment in full is required (minus shipping). A secure clickable payment button will be included.

Please include your full contact details.




Additional shipping costs will apply before dispatch of your kilt order - and will vary depending on destination - invoiced prior to dispatch.

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...For immediate booking

Following a successful production in 2023, and fulfilment of approx 70 kilt orders (between both my North Sea Oil and Earthrise weaves), I can now update my customers that there is a limited remnant of tartan cloth immediately available for kilt ordering in the North Sea Oil 16oz tartan.

With fabric still in stock, these kilts are ready for booking at my kilt-maker, offering a swift turnaround for those eager to obtain one of these rare kilts - However this is a time limited opportunity as demand is still high!


Pending Price update :

In light of the tartan's success and the current demand, I am currently holding the price at £595. However, due to increasing costs (and an increasing supply/demand dynamic …which I must address, as a small business), a future price adjustment to £645 is anticipated. This therefore presents a timely opportunity to secure your kilt at the current rate.


Ordering Details :

As tartan material is immediately available full payment (minus shipping) is required to confirm your order at my kilt-maker, ensuring a smooth process from measurement to completion.

CURRENT TIME TO TAILOR: Typically 4 to 5 weeks.

However please note - my kilt-maker is closed for their easter break - 1st April, opening 8th April.

For inquiries or to secure your kilt, please reach out directly and promptly to avoid missing out.

Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support for my work, bringing Scotland's stories to life through tartan.

Warmest regards,
Stevie, The Tartan Artisan

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Key Features : 

Made from 16oz pure new wool, offering a traditional 8-yard heavyweight kilt that balances robustness with classic style.

Each kilt is numbered from the edition, certified by The Tartan Artisan®, ensuring exclusivity and authenticity. The edition numbers are limited to #1969.

Pleated to the ‘the Flame’, the tartan pays tribute not only to those who contributed to the North Sea Oil industry, but also respectfully remembers all those lost to the hazardous offshore environment.

Tailored in Scotland, combining this unique design with the durability required for both formal and informal occasions.

Comes with complimentary Flashes (& garters worth £25).

Accompanied by a signed & embossed numbered certificate, plus the full rationale detailing the backstory woven into each thread of the tartan.

Sizing is bespoke & made to measure, ensuring your kilt is uniquely yours.


Note, your kilt order will be supplied boxed, and shipped via DHL. Size and weight will calculate your shipping rate (according to destination)

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At a Glance : 

  • A Traditional 8 Yard Heavy Weight Kilt - Made from North Sea Oil® Tartan
  • Pure New Wool
  • Heavyweight at 16oz
  • Pleat to ‘the FLAME' - with a 'flame of remembrance' skilfully tailored along the edge of each pleat. (Or otherwise made to your preferred pleat)
  • FREE Flashes (& garters included - worth £25)
  • Branded by the Tartan Artisan®
  • Kilt made in Scotland (with some machine use for a crisp finish)
  • Supplied with a signed & embossed numbered certificate, plus the full rationale within the weave!
  • Secure your order today, with payment in full (£595), minus shipping


  • Shipping due prior to dispatch, invoiced separately
  • Single fringe on this kilt
  • Tucked selvedge finish - on the drop
  • Hidden pocket option available, for an additional £25 (please request when you place your order)
  • Adjustable Leather Straps (5 holes - half inch apart - as standard)
  • Optional 8 hole kilt straps available (with an 5” spread)
  • Sizing - Bespoke & made to measure
  • Customer invoices sent out by eMail for this product
  • STRIPE payments accepted
  • Payment via bank transfer also accepted
  • Additional shipping cost applies / prior to dispatch

Customer responsible for all fees / & Import duty

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Matching Flashes ...cut on the square

FLASHES INCLUDED FREE ...with this kilt deal (worth £25.00).

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100 Numbered & Certified North Sea Oil Kilts

...made to order ...from an ultimate run of 1,969 kilts produced by the Tartan Artisan®.

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North Sea Oil

The rationale...

Registered at the Scottish Register of Tartans :


No. #10766
Sim, Steven Patrick
Tartan date:
Registration date:
16 January 2013
Registration notes:

The tartan pays tribute to the North Sea Oil and Gas Industry. It not only recognises the economic significance of oil, Scotland's black gold, but also remembers the challenges and personal sacrifices made by oil and gas workers in the industry.

The tartan celebrates Brendan McKeown OBE (1925-2011), the petroleum engineer famously credited with bringing ashore the UK's first sample of North Sea Oil in a pickle jar on the 16th September 1969. This inaugural finding of the first commercialised North Sea oil well was recognised as a seminal moment in Scotland's industrial history.

North Sea Oil was established as a commemorative tartan 45 years after this historic discovery, on the 16th September 2014. The tartan importantly acts as a memorial in remembrance of the many lives lost in the hazardous offshore environment - the ‘flame of remembrance’ in the geometry respectfully remembering Piper Alpha 6th July 1988, the world's deadliest offshore oil accident.

The geometry further depicts the exploration, discovery and development of North Sea oil and gas fields. Colours: black, brown and gold together create the colour palette of raw crude oil, the gold accent alluding also to the flare boom of the North Sea oil rigs; dark blue - also when woven together with black - represents the North Sea and associated gas industry; the light and dark grey stripes depict the sedimentary nature of the sea bed, with three prominent lighter grey stripes significantly representing the three castles of Aberdeen City's coat of arms.

Due to this enterprising city's contribution to the development and commercialisation of North Sea Oil, it became known as the Oil Capital of Europe.




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Recommended Pleat : 



This is my suggestion (and preference for a stunning effect), however, you can choose your own preferred pleating style - i.e. to SETT or otherwise. Just let me know what you prefer when sending me your request to order your kilt.

Please also note - Images on this page were photographed from a kilt made from the original 13oz weave. These kilts were finished with a hem - on the flame pivot. This new run of kilts will be 16oz, and instead finished with the traditional non-hemmed kilt selvedge (thus the finish at the bottom of the pleat will not appear as shown in earlier images).

Please refer to the new image below for the final selvedge on the 16oz North Sea Oil kilt :




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MEASUREMENTS PROVIDED BY THE CUSTOMER (...for online orders) - To make your bespoke kilt 3 sizes are required. Please refer carefully to my measuring guide for full instructions. 

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IMPORTANT - Please ensure sizes supplied are correct and accurate - as custom made kilt orders - to supplied sizes - cannot be returned unless there is a defect in the garment, or an adjustment is being requested.

If unsure please seek the assistance from an experienced kilt-maker.

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Official North Sea Oil Tartan Registration


The full story in the weave


UK Registered Design

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The North Sea Oil tartan is designed by Steven Patrick Sim - woven and made available by The Tartan Artisan® (© 2009 - UK Registered Design No. 6104311).

Registered at the Scottish Register of Tartans, No. #10766.