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Is the kilt a 'Scottish' or a 'Highlander' dress outfit? Watch

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    I was wondering about this. About a month ago I saw about 50 people who were all wearing kilts (not with bagpipes though!) walking through a subway in London.

    Is the kilt worn for special occasions BOTH sides of the Antonine Wall/Firth of Clyde-Firth of Forth line? Is it a uniquely Highlander dress or do Lowlanders wear it as well?

    In the islands like in the Outer Hebrides do people still wear it as daily gear?

    On Medieval II Total War kingdoms: Britannia campaign it shows both highlander units and lowland pikemen wearing a sort of long kilt but which starts over the shoulders and although this expansion pack as attempted to focus on maintaining historical accuracy I'm not sure if it was like that.

    I also reckon that military people who may have had a distant ancestor who fought in a 'highlander' regiment but who consider themselves English nowadays might wear a kilt to a military dinner etc.

    Do many Scottish people own kilts (for special occasions like weddings) or is it an upper-class thing?

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    Kilts were first used as battle dress and now they are used as formal wear, Like weddingd when ever I go to a wedding my side of the family wear kilts in our family tartan. Its not really an upper class thing its a scottish tradition. Im fron the borders which is the south and kilts are worn :P
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    If you go to a Scottish wedding almost everyone will be wearing kilts even if there lowlanders or highlanders. It's not an upper class thing at all.

    Some people own kilts but many rent. It's about £1k to buy one so many people can't afford them. A kilt is often a 21st birthday present though.
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