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.
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
Members of the Wick Pipers Band
GORDON MOONEY’S CLAN MACNAB KILT CATCHING THE WIND ON THE TORONTO-ROCHESTER FERRY
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