Andrew Graham

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My kilted journey began in 1999, the year I graduated from high school.  The year my father and I went to Scotland to explore our Scottish roots.  In the airport was a gentleman wearing a kilt. I had seen them on television, and once in person when we went to the Scottish games.  But this was the first time I had seen on up close and personal.  I felt no need to hide behind my hand and snicker as so many teenagers do.  In fact I thought it was cool.

Fast forward several years in which I think about becoming a kilted gentleman but do nothing about it.  Then I am introduced to a local Celtic Rock band called…My Three Kilts.  Great guys, in kilts doing fun Scottish/Irish music in the style of The Ramones.  Alas they have gone their separate ways but I will forever be in their debt for getting me out of my rut and putting my money where my mind always was.

Now every Sunday I kilt up for church.  Many people request that I wear my kilt to events, parties, or just because and I am always happy to oblige them.

I wear the kilt because I take great pride in my family traditions and heritage.  I wear the kilt because I like to be different.  I wear the kilt because it’s fun.

—Andrew

Andrew Graham

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