I Wear a Kilt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 360 People

    The Kilt Carrier Roll I may not have used the

    correct title but took delivery of this zipped tube with a carrying handle from Huston Kiltmakers of Paisley today. The Kilt rolls into a plastic sheet and slides into a zipped tube. Check out the video on Huston Kiltmakers. Kiltiekid...4.4.16
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    Apr 4

    Friends , EP I wear a kilt group is closing

    this Thursday. Rasy and I are now chatting on answermug I wear a kilt circle. Any members of E.P. I wear a kilt group are welcome to join us On Answermug, by joining answermug and then joining Answermug I wear a kilt circle. Once we have regrouped ourselves there may find...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    Apr 18

    Season's Greetings - Just

    before the holiday season starts and everyone has better things to do than write to/read forums, I would just like to wish one and all a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year - lang may your pleats swing!
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    5 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    Equality please! Reported in today's news

    that a man was given an 18 month jail sentence for taking sneak up-skirt photos/videos of females on the escalators at Edinburgh's Waverley Station and the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre in Glasgow. All we need now is for someone to be given a similar sentence for taking...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    Another shocker. Dundee Courier have done it

    again. 22 Down. Kind of skirt that's not likely to make a partial comeback. (4) Yes, you've guessed it. Who sets these things? An Englishman or what?
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Mar 16

    My Kilt, The Dilemma, Pants On Or Off

    I got the kilt on , the knee length socks , the sporran, the jumper, the heavy brogues, I was going on a ten mile walk in highland perthshire with some staff from the office, the kilt theme was mooted and the charity forms circulated, I sat in the cottage fingering the black...
    kiltysissy kiltysissy
    46-50
    6 Responses Jun 30, 2011

    I recently spent a week in Edinburgh,

    so I took the opportunity to visit Stirling Castle. In the car park I spotted two kilts, I think they were tour guides, so at least I wasn't the only one kilted. I spent the afternoon looking around the fascinating castle with all it's history. In one of the living quarters...
    Rasy Rasy
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    Looks like our clan will be splitting up

    and going our separate ways. Sad times. Thank you all for the encouragement you have shown in the past. I have e-mailed the group management with ideas that would relieve the burden of the site for them. It would need monitors to watch out for things that could offend for them...
    weirworn weirworn
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Mar 24

    Kilt carriers. Do any of my friends have any

    experience of soft or hard Kilt carrying tubes . I want to protect my best Kilt while carrying my best Kilt on a bus and walking round with the tube on my shoulder. Problem is that I am likely to be out in the rain with this baggage. Kiltiekid...17.3.16
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 16

    Proper Cornish Kilted Walk Some say the weather

    is warmer down in Cornwall. I went out for my first proper Spring walk today. In a gap in the showers I went for a Kilted walk wearing a sweater and anorak. no scarf or gloves. Loverly sparkley sea. Temp just above 50.F Recent high wind and months rain in one night. Nice and...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Mar 29

    I wear a Kilt Group. From E.

    P. information It would seem that E.P. is likely to be winding up in its current form. Does anyone have any ideas for a way foward for our group of Kilties. Our group still has some long standing active members. To my mind this is a small group of Active Kilties which works...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 24

    Kilt socks - final tip?

    If you live in the UK and have an Aldi store reasonably close by, one of this Sunday's (27 March) special offers is Boot Socks. These actually make very comfortable and hard wearing kilt socks and come in a range of six colours - grey, brown, navy, green, beige and charcoal...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Mar 24

    Hillwalking

    I was brought up by  energetic parents. I climbed Ben Wyvis (easter Ross-shire) when I was 4. Six years later I accompanied my family to the summit of Ben Nevis. Short of the summit (in the normal thick mist) we passed a group of students, One bearded member of the...
    obcar13 obcar13
    51-55, M
    10 Responses Oct 7, 2010

    Funny Kilt Story

    I wear my kilt with pride! I was at a wedding recently and was wearing my kilt. I was at the bar getting another scotch and saw my sister-in-law (not her wedding, she's been part of the family for years) talking to some guy she hadn't seen in years. They had both been drinking...
    TomBombadill TomBombadill
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Nov 28, 2010

    Real Men Wear Kilts

    My Father-in-law was the site manger for the Arizona Ren Faire and I wanted to work out there because I thought it'd be fun and I could use the extra $. They require you to dress in costume and I was looking for a kilt and stumbled on the Utilikilt website, I thought they were...
    Ubersearch Ubersearch
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jul 23, 2007

    I've had a look at the alternative sites

    and I think that I prefer scottishwebcamslive. So I'll get myself joined up. See you there.
    Rasy Rasy
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Apr 3

    Glasgow Cub- Scouts 1925 inspection.

    Might interest some of our Scouting Fraternity. Saw a photograph recently. Earl Haig was wearing his shorts and inspecting the Glasgow Cub-Scouts. Some of the Cubs were wearing their Kilts, others were wearing Shorts. Date and variety of Cub- Scout Uniform may interest some of...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Mar 10

    Has spring finally sprung?

    It's tempting to think so, with recent dry days, blue skies and the temperature rising. If this keeps up the winter kilt will be going away and the medium weight emerging from hibernation at Easter for its "season", something I thought only a few days ago had no chance of...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    5 Responses Mar 21

    An old army buddy of mine went kilt shopping

    one day. His issued kilt was in for repair and he had a formal function to attend. He wandered into an 'army surplus' store and found one in his regimental tartan. He bought it and took it home. Once at home he noticed it had a Lt Col's pips on it and that there was a bullet...
    HippyJoe HippyJoe
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2015

    Wearing Speedos under the Kilt.

    ...... I went out on a long bus trip early on a cold morning, so I wore a pair of new Speedos under my Kilt. These are nylon swimming trunks which I bought only last year for kayaking, swimming and wearing on the on the beach as athletic swim wear. Some of mine are black, others...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Mar 19

    Happy New Year 2013

    I wish everyone a Happy Kilt Swinging New Year, and may it prove to be our best ever year!! Although it's great to see them worn at anytime, lets hope in 2013, , we see even more men wearing their kilts as normal wear and not only for special occasions. CHEERS!
    chanterone chanterone
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Dec 30, 2012

    It may have been a few days late

    but we celebrated our oldest son's birthday yesterday. Of course we needed some wine to go with our meatless pasta. While I was perusing the wine selection a clerk asked if I needed help in my selection. I said no to which the clerk replied "Its been a while since I've seen a...
    HippyJoe HippyJoe
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Mar 6

    New Zealanders Get Something More To Gossip About

    I have just begun wearing my new kilt in New Zealand, for no other reason that it is my national dress and since I am a Scot I can hold my head high. Despite our Scottish roots, New Zealanders will do a double take. I have also had commendations from strangers. So far no trouble...
    Alexanderstreet Alexanderstreet
    66-70, M
    Nov 16, 2012

    Sunday last. Mothers Day.

    Rather than be my normal scruffy self, I wore my kilt outfit. In came the first lot of carers who loved the outfit. They said I looked smart. The second lot were the same. They thought I looked the bees knees and kept on about it. I had a dirty job to do on the car so I got...
    weirworn weirworn
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 8

    Christmas Night Out

    Well, the work Christmas night out has been arranged, so that's another excuse (not that I really need one) to get the kilt on. Can't wait.
    countzer0 countzer0
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Nov 14, 2013

    Hiking In A Kilt

    I got my first kilt about a year ago for hiking. Once I wore it on the trail, I never looked back. I now own 2 kilts, (one for hiking and one for more formal affairs). While I was on the trail to Half Dome in Yosemite, I passed a group of men filling their water bottles at a...
    kiltedhiker kiltedhiker
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

    I was a guest at Windsor Castle

    for the Order of the Garter Parade last week, what a wonderful privilege on such a great occasion. I was the only man wearing a kilt, it was the black Argyll jacket & waistcoat version with matching tartan tie. Needless to say the number compliments I received were amazing, not...
    chanterone chanterone
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    And it's goodbye from me.

    After 5 years, 96 stories(!) and countless responses, with the pending demise of EP I have decided that this is an appropriate time to hang up the tartan keyboard and join in obscurity the many who were active participants when I first joined but have long since ceased to...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 29

    Knickers In The Sporran

    The sporran is normally a place for wallets hipflasks and phones, I was later to find it had a different purpose as an underwear locker. I began the evening with the knickers on thinking I was sparing the blushes of the fairer sex in our company that evening. I was young and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 15, 2012

    My Kilted History - Part 3 - The Saga Continues

    All change again!  Now 10yrs on, due to work requirements I have moved home, now to a more rural location, but the kilt has languished forgotten in the wardrobe, unworn except for a couple of scout reunion meetings.  Then I receive an invitation to be an usher at a wedding, and...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    5 Responses Apr 18, 2011

    Alternatives to EP to form new kilt groups.

    There has been a suggestion that those who wish to continue with a kilt group migrate to www.answermug.com and create a new group there, where apparently there are already several other ex-EP members/groups. Apart from X Marks The Scot (opinions on this vary and wouldn't be my...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    Apr 3

    Kilted Soldiers

    Kilts have an incredibly strong military heritage, and there can be few things that fill most Scots with more pride than seeing our soldiers marching through the streets all dressed up in their dress uniforms and kilts. So I always think it's a real pity that when you see...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jun 7, 2012

    Is there a way of seeing replies added to past

    postings and comments on the EP site without having to trawl back through the postings? All that comes up on my home page is choose between Popular or Recent.
    Rasy Rasy
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 19

    Why/when The Kilt Became Scotland’s National Dress – Part 2

    So, are the so-called “purists” correct when they assert that as the kilt was only worn by Highlanders then it has no right to be called Scotland’s national dress? Absolutely not, and such thinking actually only demonstrates a lack of knowledge/understanding of the socio...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2012

    I was out at a local beauty spot today in my

    cheap hack 8 yard 8 ounce light kilt and proper kilt hose. Enough wind for kilt flying, a skillfull and dangerous pastime. Managed to get a good A1 flight. for this sort of sport one has to stay out of the way of the holiday makers.............................. Went down onto...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    Profile - A bit (ok a lot) off topic,

    but I was on my profile page (contemplating changing picture in avater), when I noticed my profile had been viewed 3,600+ times! Who are all these people and why? Honestly, I'm really not that interesting!
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 10

    I compared the Native American tribes to the

    Scottish Highlanders. They are very much alike. They have a Chief, lived in family groups that looked out for each other, call for their ancestors before going into battle, and that's only the start.
    weirworn weirworn
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Mar 25

    Introduction to Kilt Wearing.

    I was introduced to wearing the kilt at a very early age but was about six years old when i was given my first kilt, a hand-me-down from an older sister. I was small as a child and hadn't  the bum to hold it up so my first kilt had a bodice fitted. This was the late 1940's...
    kilterjohnnie kilterjohnnie
    66-70, M
    11 Responses Mar 20, 2009

    Kilted in Dublin. I was over in Dublin

    for the Scotland Six Nations game at the weekend, and was very impressed by the number of kilts I saw – definitely a much higher percentage of the Scotland supporters wearing kilts than I expected (or that you would see at an average Murrayfield game, for that matter). A...
    IronBrewed IronBrewed
    31-35, M
    Mar 20

    Wearing My Kilt

    I first wore a kilt when I was in the scouts, one of the scout leaders wore a kilt and he looked great in it, so I wanted one to wear, probably did not realise then that it was the gay part of me that attracted me to the scout leader. Soon my parents got me a kilt which I...
    eoghan99 eoghan99
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    I have found a webb page

    which I am sure will interest my friends who have visited the Highland Games during their lives. This webb page is a photographic record of the games from 1900 to 1960. mashable.com/2016/02/08/highlandgames. Kiltiekid...15.3.16
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Mar 15

    The Kilt

    I love wareing kilts   , I wanted one when I was younger but my parents would not get me one , I had a freind who wore kilts at home , I was also in the scouts where some of the scouts wore kilts. I prefer kilts to trowsers any day , if people ask me why do I wear a...
    discovery60 discovery60
    46-50
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2009

    Sunday in Cornwall. Stayed in local youth

    hostel last night . Wore my Kilt correctly for breakfast. After breakfast a visitor said to me " Scots are rubbish ! " He then continued.. " I have a head ache." "Have you been drinking ? " I asked. "yes." He replied. "Oh well, that explains it. " I continued. I later assumed...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 6

    The Question - What Do You Wear Under A Kilt?

    This famous question is one which every boy and man who wears a kilt has to face. Many non kilt wearers also often ask this question to those of us who wear kilts. In another posting kiltpants asked for information regarding types of underwear worn with the kilt and the...
    highlander22 highlander22
    56-60, M
    52 Responses Nov 23, 2009

    School And On

    I was brought up in the late 50s and through the 60s in Aberdeen. During that time I wore the kilt every day from about the age of 4. In those days you wore what your parents told you to. I was kilted in school every day along with 4, sometimes 5 other boys in a class (in Primary...
    Trewscotsman Trewscotsman
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 3, 2012

    ALBYN SCHOOL, KILTS FOR KIDS.

    Tartanpleats, I am making a new thead re Albyn School Kilts for Kids. I hope my assuptions are correct. This was a thread some five years ago. The boys were wearing their Kilts for a charity day. It is pleasing to see the Kilt being worn by boys young enough to be our grandsons...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Mar 2

    Clan Farquharson

    My full name is Graham Scott Farquhar. Now, only one of those is particularly relevant, but if I chose to, I could lay claim to three separate tartans. It's the Clan Farquharson tartan that is most appropriate, though. I like this tartan a lot. And I think I look good in it...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    41-45, M
    11 Responses Sep 28, 2010

    TARTAN ON THE WALLS. Tartanpleats.

    I heard a story last week concerning a Kilt Maker who used the remenants from a contract to make his wife a set of Tartan curtains and a Tartan table cloth ;-...........how would the house rules apply if guests came round to dine for a tartan evening ? KIltiekid..2.3.16.
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    Mar 2

    Why/when The Kilt Became Scotland’s National Dress – Part 1

    In several contributions to the “Kilted Soldiers” story, it was suggested that historically the adoption of the kilt nationally had little legitimacy, and that is was only the actions of the Army culminating in the adoption of the kilt by the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    6 Responses Jun 18, 2012

    The Lizard Chough. Nice warmish sunny

    afternoon Monday. Suggested to a bird watcher that the Lizard Chough is a new Hibrid Reptile and a native of the Lizard Point. The story goes that a couple of years ago the Cornish Chough could not find a female mate, so the obviouse occurred. The Cornish Chough mated with the...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    1 Response Apr 4

    I WEAR A KILT GROUP COMPUTER PROBLEM I am

    having trouble with texting on E.P. Yesterday afternoon, Thursday, 3.3.16. my system froze. I could not even deleat an unfinished posting. The problem seems to be with using google to open E.P. By using firefox the system reverts back to google to open webbsite. I first thought...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Mar 3

    I have a running specific kilt,

    made from the fabric that running shorts are usually made of. It isn't long, comes down to just above knees. I usually wear it in the summer with nothing underneath when running. It is a lot cooler tan running in shorts when it is really hot out
    PHBalanced PHBalanced
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    Early Kilt wearing experience camping in

    cornwall. Was first camping in Cornwall when I was a Kid. went surfing on a belly board in 1958. No wet suit. that is another story. Went Camping in Cornwall Easter 1967. Year of the Torrey Canyon Oil Slick Disaster. That is another story. Went camping in Cornwall when I had a...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 31

    Wearing a Kilt to the Office At the office I

    work at, there's a tradition that as a charity event for St Andrews Day and Burns Day (or, as for this year, the day after), some of the guys in the office wear their kilts to the office to raise money. This time round, nine of us took part, which represented all of the more...
    IronBrewed IronBrewed
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    Getting it Right. The best bit of advice I

    ever received about the kilt was from a cousin of mine who is a soldier in the RRoS. I was asking some advice about wearing the kilt (actually, about what to wear under it...) and he said to me that even as a civilian Scot, I should treat the kilt as a uniform: if you wear it...
    IronBrewed IronBrewed
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 31, 2014

    New York Tartan Day. This group probably does

    know this already.... http://www.scotsman.com/heritage/five-facts-you-may-not-know-about-new-york-tartan-day-parade-1-4093952
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Apr 7

    Airport

    While waiting at airport for my flight to be called I observed a man sitting opposite staring at my legs so I decided to have a bit of fun I opened my legs a little and saw he was getting a bit exited so I showed a bit more leg as I was getting ready to get up I opened my legs he...
    JAGGYTHISTLE JAGGYTHISTLE
    70+, M
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

    "I wear a Kilt circle- answerMug " I have

    now published two posts with what I consider to be our new group. This is a replacement for EP. I have called the circle of friends " I wear a kilt circle " as there is no other "kilt circle " on the Internet. I hope this new circle will solve our immediate problems until we...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Apr 7

    If any of my circle of friends,

    and I mean responsible friends, wish to pass an email address to my mail box, I will store your email address relevant to a new webb site we agree to use. This is the only purpose for storing email addresses. once progress has be passed, email address will be deleated. Kiltiekid...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    1 Response Apr 4
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