165/2011 the kilt

165/2011 the kilt, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

I wanted a picture of a Scotsman wearing a kilt, and had to wait till our last day, and return journey, to finally get one. They certainly didn’t seem to be everyday fashion anywhere we went.

This piper in full traditional gear entertained tourist at Gretna Green, the first village after the English border. There is something curious about a man wearing a female skirt-like garment, and all the pins and furry pouches that go along with it. And then, of course, there is the mystery of what, if anything, is worn underneath!

2 Responses to “165/2011 the kilt”

  1. 1 Susan van Gelder
    June 18, 2011 at 15:41

    I guess it is used more for ceremonial dress now.

  2. 2 sinikka
    June 19, 2011 at 13:42

    I think that’s exactly it, like in many other countries. In Finland, nobody wears our national costumes are only worn for special occasions like weddings or Indepence Day celebrations.

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