kilts are wonderful
Are kilts wonderful? well, you have to wear one to find out. When I was 10yrs old scouts came to where I lived to camp in the summer.
Hundreds of boys in kilts was more than I could bear, I wanted one. In my teens my treking partner in venture scouts had a kilt from his granny, which he duly wore on our outings.
I was truly smitten when he let me put it on.
I had to wait a few more years when I moved to Richmond, Surrey. It was here that I first was able to wear a kilt just for me.
I was sort of adopted by a Scots couple in Richmond, they took me under their wing. He was a scout commissioner and wore his kilt on his visits.
By the time I arrived he had outgrown his kilt. I found it in his wardrobe, just waiting for me. He allowed me to try it on, it was a perfect fit.
From then on it was mine so long as I wore it.
I used to wear it on holidays with this couple, I wore nothing else for the whole holiday. I was able to have that kilt for about 11yrs.
Naturally I wanted another one, and my late mother in law encouraged me to get one.
Now I have 14 kilts 3 are for best, lovely heavy kilts with a great swing, super for dancing, Scottish country dancing that is.
The others are a selection of what they call casual kilts, some 5yds but mostly the full 8yds.
Come-rain or shine, wind or no you will find me in a kilt.
Wonderful, the answer must be YES !!!