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How Weather Affects Our Activity

Look how this year the weather has drowned out most of the Scottish activity! Last week I attended a wedding where photography of scots youth would have been wonderful, but it poured with rain and outside pictures were a no no! Most of the men were in highland dress, and there was an excellent attendance of minors, all smartly attired in kilts. The amazing thing was it was the first time in years I observed ALL wearing kilts at the right length. The youngest was my two year old grandson, and though biased, he looked imaculate, matching his five year old brother and their father to a tee. I patiently await photographs of the event. Others attending were in their clan tartans, with a few hires in Silver Granite Tartan. The bridal party, however, chose to wear plain black, it was a shame! Especially when they could have chosen from quite a wealth of different setts. Buchanan, Graham of Montrose, Keith, Macdonald, Macfarlane, Robb personal, Robertson - I expect it was like looking at the range of jars in a sweetie shop. Never the less, despite the downpour they were a picture of highland heritage.

When the sun does shine, and we get the chance to wear our kilts, I find that the youngsters love to get outside and let everyone see them. They are genuinely so proud.

My two grandsons don't have to wait for a wedding, they just take it into their heads to wear their own kilts, and mum and dad encourage them.

Do others find the damp weather lets them down and consequently find their pride to dress up is deminished? Or are you like my two grandsons any weather, any excuse, is the time to put on a kilt?
ijarobb ijarobb 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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I agree with ijarobb. However, the weight and thickness of the material also make the kilt extremely warm. If worn at the correct length, then with long wool socks it is just your knees that are exposed. Since they are bone they do not feel cold.

The weather does not stop me wearing my kilt.

I wear my kilt whatever the weather. Last winter I had to go to an event abroad where the temperature was -15 oC. This did not stop me from wearing my kilt. It was greatly appreciated by everyone.

I think weather is an excuse. The kilts always add colour to any event and the youngsters look great in their kilts (at the right length).

Any weather is good for the kilt


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