Kilts belong to Scottish and Irish, if you believe it or not. Kilts have a long tradition of being Scottish and date to the 16th century. Yet, Ireland has a rich tradition of wearing kilts. The major distinction among Scottish and Irish kilts is the tartan. Scottish tartans symbolize families or clans, and there are more than 27,000 officially registered Scottish tartans. Irish tartans are inspired by districts or counties. There are tartans for royal families, militaries, royal families and police officers, to mention several.