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Terms and Conditions of Hire

In these terms and conditions of hire, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

“Hirer” means the person who makes a booking, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their party, to hire one or more articles of clothing.


Deposit

A minimum deposit of £40 must be paid on booking. Deposits are non-refundable.


Changes to Original Order

We reserve the right to charge for any changes you make to your order.


Fitting

3.1 - If the fit is not satisfactory please report this to us immediately or not later than 12 noon on the day following the collection date. We cannot accept responsibility if you fail to do this. Failure of the Hirer or party members to request the replacement of the item within such period may result in additional charges, payment of which will be the responsibility of the Hirer.

3.2 - As children’s sizes change quite significantly whilst they are growing, the Hirer should arrange to re-measure 2 weeks prior to the function to confirm the sizes required. This allows plenty of time to amend their order if necessary.

3.3 - Our staff are trained to take an accurate note of measurements. An adult Hirer must report to us if they have lost or gained weight. We cannot be held responsible for non-fitting garments in this case.

3.4 We reserve the right to use alterations to garments to get full use of our stock. Please note that it is not possible to carry out alterations to garments as you would expect if you are purchasing it.

3.5 - All garments are quality checked and processed after each hire and every effort is made to ensure quality is to a high standard and that garments are free from any defects. However, due to dry cleaning, there may be a slight shading difference in garments, especially where garments are ordered for a large wedding party.

3.6 - We cannot accept responsibility for self-measurement bookings. We will use our experience to try and help with the sizing but ultimately cannot be held accountable.


Accessories

We do not supply a belt and buckle in the hire package when a waistcoat is being worn as this is not proper etiquette. A hire belt & buckle will be included at no additional cost if requested by the Hirer.


Group Bookings

If one member of the group is collecting other party member orders, they will be held responsible for any damage or loss to any of the garments contained within the orders they have collected.


Return of Garments

6.1 - Please treat garments with reasonable care.

6.2 - All garments must be returned on the stated return date. Failure to do so will result in an excess charge of £15 per outfit per day after the stated return date. There is no exception to this condition.

6.3. - Items have to be carefully checked so as to leave time for this process. If you do not wait for items to be checked another member of staff can verify any value to be taken off your card details.


Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW)

7.1 - ADW is optional. Please remember that any personal insurance you may already hold does not cover the garment(s) owned by us.

7.2 - If you have paid a premium for ADW, we will waive charges that arise from accidental damage to any or all of the garments whilst being used appropriately to the value of £200.

7.3 - The waiver will not apply if, in the opinion of the team at MacGregor and MacDuff, the garment(s) have been damaged through inappropriate use. We reserve the right to charge for any garment(s) lost, stolen or returned damaged (unless covered by ADW). A full list of charges are available on request. Lost garments will be charged at their full value.

7.4 - Charges not covered by ADW can be paid for by cash or card at point of return, or will be charged against the credit card that has been left as security against the garments.


Sgian Dubhs (Scottish Dagger)

8.1 - MacGregor and MacDuff provide a replica Sgian Dubh with all full hires for dress purposes only as part of a traditional Highland Dress Outfit for events that permit the wearing of a Sgian Dubh and no other purpose. Because the wearing of a Sgian Dubh may or may not be lawful from time to time within any particular jurisdiction in which the Sgian Dubh is worn and because MacGregor and MacDuff has no control over where the Sgian Dubh will, in fact, be worn, no warranty is, nor can be, given by MacGregor and MacDuff, whether expressed or implied, as to the lawfulness or otherwise under any local bye-law, applicable statute or regulation made thereunder of wearing a Sgian Dubh as part of a Highland Dress Outfit.

8.2 - Accordingly, the hirer acknowledges and accepts the risk that the wearing of the Sgian Dubh may or may not be lawful in the jurisdiction in which the Highland Dress Outfit is worn, accepts full responsibility and liability for all damage, losses, claims, expenses, actions (whether criminal or civil) and others arising directly or indirectly as a consequence therefore and waives any claim whatsoever against MacGregor and MacDuff in respect thereof.

8.3 - The hirer undertakes to MacGregor and MacDuff to wear the Sgian Dubh inside the sock at all times secured by a garter and not to remove the Sgian Dubh therefrom.

8.4 - If the hirer is in any doubt as to the consequences (whether civil or criminal otherwise) of wearing the Sgian Dubh, the hirer should consult their own independent legal advisers.


Important

- The Hirer will be held responsible for the cost of any hire item that is lost, stolen or damaged (unless covered by ADW).

- Any outfit returned heavily soiled may be charged an additional cleaning fee of up to £20, in extreme cases, will be asked to cover the cost to replace the heavily soiled items.

- A hire cannot be collected unless credit card has been shown and details of the credit card have been noted. Please note that a debit card will not be accepted in this situation.


9.1 Deposit

No security deposit is required, however, your authorisation is mandatory (required at the time of booking) that in the event of non-returned or damaged garments (unless covered by ADW) we are authorised by your execution of these terms and conditions to deduct the full replacement value of your garments directly from your credit cards.


9.2 T&Cs of Hire Updates

All hire outfits are to be fully paid within 12 weeks of hire and there are no refunds for any hire payments if cancelled within 12 weeks of the hire date.


9.3 Governing Law

These terms and conditions and the contract of hire are governed by Scots Law.

I, in my capacity as Hirer, have read the above terms and conditions and agreed to comply with the obligations thereunder. By collecting your hire, you agree to these Terms and Conditions and the Terms of any Hire outfit you collect.