The word kilt comes from the Scots word kilt, meaning to tuck up the clothes around the body. The Scots word derives from the Old Norse kjalta, from Norse settlers who wore a similar, non-tartan pleated garment. #Kilts #Irish #StPattysDay
Young piper from Maybole Pipe Band playing at Brodick Highland Games, Isle of Arran. The tartan on his Piper's Plaid is Red MacPherson
If you've got Scottish roots, or you're a self-proclaimed Scot-o-phile, then today's the day to celebrate! April 6 is the 15th-annual National Tartan Day, when the over 11 million people of Scottish and Irish heritage within the United States are celebrated for their contributions to the country. This date was chosen to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6 in 1320, which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims.
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS (Ross-Shire Buffs) the first battalion was raised in 1778 by the Earl of Seaforth and known as SEAFORTH'S HIGHLANDERS and later as 72ND HIGHLANDERS. The second battalion was raised in 1793. Both were united in 1881 under present title. The Feather Bonnet has a white hackle. The facings are buff. The Glengarry has rosette and red, white, and blue dicing. The tartan is Mackenzie.
Bollocks to the info presented here....the kilt has been worn for millennia not since the 16th century....Hmmm thats interesting ....and to add to that tartan cloth has been found in ancient egyptian tombs....add to that that an ancient egyptian princess named Scota lent her name to the land that now calls itself Scotland...Fact.