Frequently Asked Questions

Traditional Products

1. How do you measure your Head Size?

Put measuring tape around your head, just above your eyebrows. Measurements can be in cms or inches - refer to the table below:

cms
head size inches head size
48
6 18.7/8 6
49
6.1/8 19.1/4 6.1/8
50
6.1/4 19.5/8 6.1/4
51
6.3/8 20 6.3/8
52
6.1/2 20.1/2 6.1/2
53
6.5/8 20.7/8 6.5/8
54
6.3/4 21.1/4 6.3/4
55
6.7/8 21.5/8 6.7/8
56
7 22 7
57
7.1/8 22.3/8 7.1/8
58
7.1/4 22.3/4 7.1/4
59
7.3/8 23.1/4 7.3/8
60
7.1/2 23.5/8 7.1/2
61
7.5/8 24 7.5/8
62
7.3/4 24.3/8 7.3/4
63
7.7/8 24.7/8 7.7/8
64
8 25.1/4 8

2. What finishes can a Balmoral have?

At the back with tails, or a tie bow or a flat bow.

3. What Glengarries do pipers wear?

Plain Glengarries.

4. What Glengarries are worn by the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders?

Red/White Diced Glengarries

5. What Glengarries are worn by the KOSB & Highland Regiments?

Red/White/Green Diced Glengarries

6. What other regiments bonnets can Mackies make?

Atholl Highlanders, Black Watch, Cameronians, Gordon Highlanders, the Highlanders, HLI, Lovat Scouts, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Royal Scots, Seaforth Highland.

7. Can Headwear be made in other colours outwith the standard range?

Yes - Any colour can be dyed to suit your requirements but a surcharge would be applicable.

8. Why are Mackies Scottish Bonnets of higher quality than foreign competitors?

Because they are all hand finished by highly skilled and experienced tradesmen, using high quality materials which comply with the rigorous Ministry of Defence requirements.