Scotland - The Kilt
The skirt-like kilt which is familiar to us today evolved around the middle of the 18th century from the more commonly worn and functional belted plaid (in Gaelic, feileadh breacan or feileadh mor, 'the big kilt'). The Original Kilt The feileadh mor was a longer untailored garment, around five metres in length, which was gathered and then belted at the waist to provide cover for both the upper and lower body. From the waist down, the feileadh mor resembled a modern kilt while the remaining…
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Slainte...Here's to the heath, the hills and the heather, the bonnet, the kilt, the plaid and the feather . . . here's to the heroes that Scotland may boast; may their names never die; that's the Highland man's toast!