Kilted Donut is offering free donuts at its Stockbridge and Leith branches to celebrate its fifth birthday.

Now that we have your undivided attention, we invite you to visit one of The Kilted Donut’s independent businesses at 191 Great Junction Street or 22 St Stephen Street in Edinburgh. This Sunday, March 27th, when the doors open at 10am, they’re giving away a box of four kilties — their bite-sized pastries that come in a variety of flavors — to every customer while supplies last, with no other purchases. In fact, on this day they will not be selling donuts, but will just give away mini versions from both of their stores. Wait in line.

Simultaneously with the draw, they will also hold a charity lottery at each location. Tickets cost £10 and all proceeds go to the British Red Cross. Ukraine Crisis Appeal and the winner will receive a box of six donuts every week for a year. Total 312.

Kilt donut in Stockbridge

This is to commemorate the five years since they started their family business, which started as a kiosk in Pitt and Leith Market before they opened their Leith branch in 2018, then their basement Stockbridge shop in 2021.

“We’re very happy we’ve come this far, with all the usual new business challenges, the pandemic and Brexit,” says Lena Vollan, who owns The Kilted Donut with her husband Mark Anderson. “We love our customers and look forward to many more fun flavors to come.”

While they typically offer six varieties to choose from on their weekly menu, they currently have a catalog of around 50 varieties of these American-style Scottish-influenced donuts that are also available for delivery and pickup. These include vegan donuts, as well as number-filled ones like their Banoffee, which has a banana custard filling and is topped with gooey caramel and chocolate icing, or Mocha, which is filled with chocolate cream and drizzled espresso. There are more controversial creations, too, such as Fiery Cheetos, a Scotch-glazed donut topped with shredded cheese Cheetos.

Donut selection

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Donut interior with kilt

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