Thank you for visiting our website! We work hard to bring you authentic products imported from Scotland and Ireland. It takes countless hours for us to source quality goods. We have made time to visit several tartan mills and other manufacturers in Scotland. It was enlightening seeing how many steps, people and machinery are required to weave tartan fabric in traditional way they had been doing it for years.
Here is a little more about us! Celtic Corner was opened February 3, 2002 by Lenora Gilmour, Louise Reid and Robert Reid. We have a great passion for what we do. Louise & Lenora are both from Scotland and Robert is Scots/Irish from his father and English on his mother's side. Robert is our resident bagpiper and was married to Louise shortly after we opened our doors. Louise is in charge of all business operations for Celtic Corner. In addition, Louise is a Highland Dancing judge and instructor and runs a non-profit the Cincinnati Highland Dancers.
Lenora and Louise were both born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to America in 1984. After overcoming many obstacles, Lenora opened a dance studio and dance supply shop in 1991. Shortly thereafter, the studio was able to offer Scottish Highland dance lessons, the only place these lessons were available at the time in Cincinnati. With growing interest in this art form, Lenora took her sewing skills and dove into the world of Kiltmaking so that the dancers could obtain quality, well fitting costumes. With growing interest in Cincinnati in all the Scottish and Irish arts, it was decided in 2002 to expand and open a store dedicated to Celtic products. Lenora quickly made a name for herself by providing a beautiful product, expertly made. Lenora has since retired from the business (for the most part) and had returned to Scotland.
We have designed many of our own products and keep a large inventory of gifts, Highland attire and much more. Our small family run business has grown dramatically since 2002 and we are very excited to be expanding our online store all the time. We hope you enjoy our products! If you are looking for something not on our site, please contact us!
Lenora, Louise and Robert