Faculty Profile for Robert MacDonald


Robert MacDonald

Haliburton School of The Arts

Robert MacDonald CD FSA Scot, first expressed his desire to work with fabric when at age 4 he clamoured to his Granny to learn to sew, and he has continued sewing by hand ever since. By age 14 he was seeking an apprenticeship as a kilt maker and he achieved that aim two years later when he enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders. He rose to the position of Regimental Master Kiltmaker to two of Canada's 16 Kilted Regiments. After 26 years' service, Robert retired from the Army as a Captain but he continues to work for the Highland Regiments as he trains a new generation of kilt makers and tailors. He is now one of the Commonwealth's most highly-regarded kilt makers and authorities on Highland Dress. Captain MacDonald has been awarded HM the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for services to Scottish History and Culture in Canada. www.westcoastkilts.com

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