Full kilt outfit incorporating the Forbes Fly Plaid
by Colin Langeveld
Colin wearing his new Forbes fly plaid
A full kilt outfit, when worn to a formal occasion will often include a fly plaid.
Colin who is an avid contributor to the web site, has been generous enough to share the following account of how he came to be the proud owner of a fly plaid, which completes his full kilt outfit.
The Forbes fly plaid
Whenever I have some time to spare, I spend it surveying Scottish items for sale on Ebay.
Imagine my delight when I came upon a fly plaid in the Forbes tartan.
Some time ago I had acquired a fly plaid brooch, and as it was just sitting there doing nothing I decided to make a bid on Ebay.
This plaid was in Modern Forbes, whereas The Liverpool Scottish (my old regiment) is the M.O.D, a slightly darker version.
However I was pleasantly surprised to find the difference not too noticeable.
I took the plunge and wore it at the Duke of Lancaster's Regimental Association 5th Anniversary Ball(platoon of Liverpool Scottish are included in the regiment).
There was no need for trepidation, as the only comments I received on the night were that of admiration.
I can well believe Colin, that your newly acquired
fly plaid in your beloved Forbes tartan received many positive comments.
And may I say, it completes your full kilt outfit beautifully.
You are a wonderful ambassador for the kilt, and I am grateful for the many articles you have submitted to my website, and I know your fellow visitors are grateful also.