A Conversation for Kilts

Kilt History

Post 1

time sprout effigy

The story I heard when growing up was that the modern Kilt and its various paraphernalia was an invention of the Victorian middle classes in lowland Scotland. The most common use today is that of 'black tie' formal wear, worn with either a waist length 'Argyll' jacket or the dinner jacket style 'Prince Charlie'(worn with a waistcoat). I personally favour the Argyll as it seems a little less like a b*stardised dinner jacket. Unfortunately not many hotels or restaurants will admit you wearing a dirk. As for weeing wearing a Kilt - stand over a roadside drain, relax and smile.

Kilt History

Post 2

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

The story I heard was that the modern kilt was invented by a mill owner who saw the devastating effect of getting any loose parts of the feilidh mhor (great kilt or great plaid) caught in fast moving machinery.

Kilt History

Post 3


But being a Victorian mill-owner, he'd have been more worried about damage to the delicate fast-moving machinery (expensive to repair with consequent loss of revenue while it was out of action) rather than to the employee? (two a penny and easy to replace)

Gods damn, I'm in bloody premod in HOOTOO as well as everywhere else? Who the Hell have I annoyed HERE? This is taking the....

Kilt History

Post 4

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

There were Victorian mill owners who gave a damn about their employees and were generally nice caring people.
Strange but true.smiley - weird

Key: Complain about this post

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more