Interesting Facts About The Kilt

After working in the business of kilts for many years I’ve come upon some fascinating information about the world famous kilt. I I hope you will find them fascinating!

With the wedding of William and Kate set to take place on the 29th of April the tartan was designed to celebrate the occasion. there are a range of other tartans for royal use. that include the Balmoral the wear of which is restricted to people who have blue blood. Also, there is the Victorian tartan, which was created for queen Victoria herself. Members who are members of the Royal family that are serving in the military could also choose the regimental tartan. In honor of William’s mother Lady Diana A special tartan was designed with the proceeds to support many charities Diana was a patron of.

The kilt is primarily connected to Scotland and to a lesser degree Ireland and Wales because of Scottish migration and the country’s international relations, a variety of cities and nations have their own tartans. These are, for instance: Denmark, Canada and Japan just to name a few.

The Maple Leaf Tartan, has been approved by the Canadian government as an official Canadian tartan. “It’s officially recognized as a symbol that is incorporated with other symbols such as our coat of arms and the country’s national flag” stated Dan Taylor Past vice-president of the New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association.

It’s not just about countries religions, but religious groups celebrate their ties with Scotland In 2008, an Jewish tartan was designed by an Scottish Rabbi, and the Singh tartan was made for the Asian community in Scotland.

Businesses too have also been celebrating the kilt, many of them designing their own tartan, and using the positive associations associated with the kilt as a marketing tool This includes whisky brands Glemorangie as well as Johnny Walker as well as the global giants Microsoft, American Express and British Airways. The “Hello Kitty Tartan” was developed to celebrate the anniversary celebrations of 35 years for the company. The Scottish Parliament promoted the devolution of power away from Westminster by showcasing the Scottish Parliament tartan.

While not everyone has been pleased to wear the kilt. In addition to other dress codes like Saris’s and kimonos, the kilt-wearing students were prohibited from wearing it for ceremony of graduation in 2005 by Cambridge University. The ban was enacted in 2005. It was clear that the decision was not well-liked and even brought up at the House of Commons!

Kilts for military uniforms were a crucial element the uniform. The first official tartan for regimentals was the “Black Watch” that continues to be popular. Regimental Kilts continue to be popular among members of the British Army and those of Commonwealth nations such as Canada, New Zealand Australia as well as South Africa wear kilts as part of their dress or uniform, even though they’ve not been worn in battle since 1940.

For Burns fans all over the world, Two tartans are available to commemorating the great man’s life and works. The Burns Commemorative tartan as well as the family tartan of the Burns.

When you are wearing a kilt you’re part of a wonderful tradition of both historical and cultural significance. I hope this piece is of interest to people who wear kilts as well as others. In the end, you may be interested in knowing that the one of the oldest tartans ever recorded in history can be found in the Hunting tartan belonging to the Clan Maclean from Duart.

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