Scottish Kilts Who Said What

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That from and after the first day of August, One thousand, seven hundred and forty-six, no man or boy within that part of Britain called Scotland, other than such as shall be employed as Officers and Soldiers in His Majesty’s Forces, shall, on any pretext whatever, wear or put on the clothes commonly called Highland clothes (that is to say) the Plaid, Philabeg, or little Kilt, Trowse, Shoulder-belts, or any part whatever of what peculiarly belongs to the Highland Garb; and that no tartan or party-coloured plaid of stuff shall be used for Great Coats or upper coats, and if any such person shall presume after the said first day of August, to wear or put on the aforesaid garment or any part of them, every such person so offending ... For the first offence,shall be liable to be imprisoned for 6 months, and on the second offence, to be transported to any of His Majesty’s plantations beyond the seas, there to remain for the space of seven years.
— Abolition and Proscription of the Highland Dress 19 George II, Chap. 39, Sec. 17, 1746

Listen Men. This is bringing before all the Sons of the Gael, the King and Parliament of Britain have forever abolished the act against the Highland Dress; which came down to the Clans from the beginning of the world to the year 1746. This must bring great joy to every Highland Heart. You are no longer bound down to the unmanly dress of the Lowlander. This is declaring to every Man, young and old, simple and gentle, that they may after this put on and wear the Truis, the Little Kilt, the Coat, and the Striped Hose, as also the Belted Plaid, without fear of the Law of the Realm or the spite of the enemies.[1]
— Repeal of the Act Proscribing the Wearing of Highland Dress 22 George III, Chap. 63, 1782 and a proclamation issued in Gaelic and English

 The tradition of no underwear being worn was a stipulation of Scottish military regulation. To say it is unhygienic is wrong. The freedom of movement is healthy. We always tell customers to wear nothing under the kilt if everything is in good working order. —— Ian Chisholm, Inverness kilt maker 

What's Down Under?… from The Daily Telegraph (UK), 2nd November 2010 The time-honoured practice of wearing nothing beneath the kilt has been condemned - by an organisation dedicated to upholding Scottish traditions.

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When kilts were made all the rage in the 19th century…it was discovered that each kilt required 21 yards of material (or 8 3/4 sheep laid end to end)…Those willing to don tartan must first prove their manhood by submitting to a series of rigorous probes into their ancestry…in one of a number of Edinburgh stores specially licensed for the purpose. ——Scotland for Beginners, 1314 an’ a’ that, by Rupert Beasley, 2001

Know why a kilt is called a kilt? Because men have been kilt calling it a skirt.

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Members of the Wick Pipers Band

 
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GORDON MOONEY’S CLAN MACNAB KILT CATCHING THE WIND ON THE TORONTO-ROCHESTER FERRY

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