The story of the ghillie brogues stretches back through Scottish history
A ghillie - if you should live outside Scotland - is the man or boy who was the highland cheif s attendent. In the latter times it referred to somebody who would accompany others on hunting and fishing trips. Being a ghillie was a honourable profession but a hard one. It was the ghillies lot to carry the guns, the rods - and on occasion their owners.