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  1. News - World

    Chinese tartan yet to catch on among Scotland's kilt buyers

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:40pm by KATHLEEN NUTT

    ... Kathleen Nutt in Glasgow Chinese tartan yet to catch on with kilt buyers The Chinese Scottish tartan is among thousands of varieties of the distinctive patterned cloth sold in Scotland. It was inspired by the former Chinese consul general Madame Guo Guifang, and unveiled in April 2006 to strengthen links between the two countries. Strathmore Woollen, a weaving firm in Forfar, Angus, ...

  2. The kilt

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... National dress The Scots are famous for the kilt. But actually it was also worn by other Celts in Britain and parts of France. The Celts were the people who first lived in Britain. They spoke Gaelic. They now mostly live in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. But it is in Scotland that the kilt is most popular. It is the national costume. A kilt today is a knee-length article ...

  3. Skirl's out for City Hall pipe debut

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Sam Olluver

    ... to correct people's view is to show them how a good piper can turn a noise-making machine into a musical instrument [as if by] magic,' he says. The players will wear kilts for their concert. You don't have to have a connection with a clan to wear one, Wan says. 'The Scottish kilt is a famous national dress available to everyone in the world. 'You can easily ...

  4. Bagpiping brothers a hit with fans who just wanna rock'n'roll

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... post-performance, dressed in kilt and sipping a wee dram of Scotch in the ABN-AMRO box where the pair are booked for the Sevens. 'The traditions of the bagpipes is one thing we really like about ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:48pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Getting all canny about the independence vote Supporters of both camps, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later ... “Yes” result came in from the eastern city of Dundee, but the mood did not last as a “No” victory became inevitable. “I’m heartbroken,” said Colin Porter, 20, who wore a kilt and Scotland soccer ...

  6. Dandy & Dapper

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... What's all this I'm hearing about 'kilt' shoes being in fashion? Can you guys help me work this out? Mr Dapper: That, sir, would be kiltie, not kilt- but the association is relevant. The kiltie shoe was adapted from a Scottish golf shoe, but please don't think of clomping around the city in your sports shoes. The kiltie is essentially an Oxford ...

  7. Nobody's Perfect

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... start to laugh. Then you think, go on guys, take 'em out. Faster, Pussycat! Kilt! Kilt!' Lane, a Briton, is sceptical of his homeland's efforts: 'One of the most heartening ...

  8. On the tartan trail in Edinburgh

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Dora Cheok

    ... Think Sean Connery, Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor ... what have they got in common? These Hollywood heartthrobs have all, at one time or another, worn a kilt. Okay, so Mel Gibson and Liam Neeson aren't Scottish, but they wouldn't be the first non-Scots to don the colourful tartan wraps. Many a visitor to Edinburgh has, on seeing a kilted bagpiper playing ...

  9. Sport - MULTISPORT

    Glasgow opens Commonwealth Games with colourful ceremony

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Reuters

    ... pipe bands and kilted entertainers kicked off 11 days of sporting endeavour. Famed singers Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, along with over 3,000 volunteers, helped provide the entertainment ... kilts and shawls. Malaysia’s Prince Tunku Imran, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, brought a temporary halt to proceedings and much amusement to the crowd when he struggled to open ...

  10. Braveheart

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... to the people of Scotland. He never shies away from a fight, earning himself the nickname 'Braveheart' from his followers. The story of the kilt The kilt is the national costume for men in Scotland. The skirt-like garment serves mostly a ceremonial function these days. Yet in Scottish cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, you can still see locals proudly wearing the kilt. The kilt has ...




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