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WHAT IS WORN
U
NDER THE KILT?

 

Just what are those children giggling about?

   
Now you know!

Fu Chun Wai / Associated Press

April 24, 1997, Hong Kong -- Lance Corporal Lee Wotherspoon of the Black Watch (RHR) lowers the Union Jack as the wind raises his kilt at the daily lowering of the flag at Hong Kong's Cenotaph prior to the former British Colony being handed over to China on July 1, 1997.

Apparently, he received romantic letters from several women and a few men around the world admiring his attributes -- reportedly he was rebuked by his commander only because his sock-tops were not level.

The rule against wearing anything under the kilt was once so strict that until World War II inspections of Black Watch troops included having them step on a mirror. For officers, violating the rule cost the offender a bottle of port. Now the under-the-kilt dress is optional, but options don't come easily to men who believe in tradition – most highland kilted soldiers go “regimental”.

   
Colonel Simon West sat  proudly in the front row of the 1st Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, next to the Queen on Nov 9th 2004.

She was visiting the battalion at Howe Barracks in Canterbury, Kent, to present medals after their recent tour of duty in Iraq.

Colonel West had not taken the time to adjust his sporran and kilt for decency. So the kilt flapped about for all the world to see.

   
If you REALLY, REALLY want to see what's under the kilt, click on the thumbnail picture to the right. But before you click, are you REALLY, REALLY sure you want to see?

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Answers for “What are you wearing under your kilt?”

If you are looking for some ready answers to this age-old question, here are a few answers
I picked up mainly from the bagpipe newsgroup, rec.music.makers.bagpipe:

  • My Scottish pride.

  • My shoes and socks.

  • Nothing is worn, everything is in perfect working order.

  • How warm are your hands?

  • Play your cards right and you can find out.

  • Me mother once told me a real lady wouldn't ask.
    She was right, God bless 'er.

  • Tell me madam, would you go jogging without a bra?

  • To another man: Same as you, only bigger.

  • To another man: Your wife's/sister's/mother's lipstick.

  • To a woman: If I'm lucky, your lipstick.

  • Lipstick--two shades on a good day!

  • Socks, shoes and a wee bit of talcum powder.

  • Bagpipes, wanna give 'em a blow?

  • By a man: A wee set of pipes.

  • By a man: String -- I had to tie it up so it didn’t hang below the kilt.

  • By a man: It's the smallest airport in the world.....2 hangars and a night fighter.

  • By a lady: A wee sporran.

  • By a lady: Chanel No. 5.

  • How badly do you want to know?

  • "Being a woman, sometimes other women feel more comfortable coming to
    me to find out what the guys wear under their kilts. I usually say, 'I can only
    speak for myself...... pantyhose.'  (The wool of the kilt irritates my skin.)"

  • To a lady at church: What God graced me with.

  • Gi’e us your hand lassie, I’m a mon o’ few wurds.

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