In My Own Words: Andrew Graham

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.

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In My Own Words: Gene R. Clevinger

My life in a kilt began over 50 years ago, following the brutal assassination of President John F. Kennedy. During that long weekend and following week, we were, as a Nation, glued to the glowing silver light of television as the funerary drama played out before our...

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Kilt of Steel

There is something about Ray Bowen that brings to mind the blacksmiths of old. He often goes only by the name "Ray the Blacksmith," the way you imagine a metalsmith in an ancient Glaswegian village would do. His workshop is organized, yet rustic with its exposed brick...

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In My Own Words: Matthew Hall

My wife, a woman of Scottish decent, turned to me one day and said, “You’d look good in a kilt.”
I turned and told her, “You’re weird!”
About three months later we took a trip to Seattle and my wife arranged a side trip to the Utilikilt store. When we walked in I kind of liked what I saw but still wasn’t too sure about the idea of wearing a kilt.

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In My Own Words: Austin Mannheim, Gray, GA

I usually wear my kilt to formal and non formal events, or just because I want to wear it. I belong to a period dance club where we perform Scottish and English country dancing, in period attire, and I have worn my kilt in several performances. I’ve worn them at weddings, usually I’m the only one in a kilt, but it is very well received.

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In My Own Words: Jonathan Welford

I am an honorary Scotsman, after marrying my Scottish husband. I’d previously worked for the Bank of Scotland and had been kilted for various black tie functions and loved the feeling of wearing a kilt. On our wedding day we’d decided to be kilted, and wore the Prince of Wales tartan.

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In My Own Words: Philip Hosea

I wear a kilt while reenacting Scottish troops who fought in America during the French and Indian War (1755 – 1763) and the American War for Independence (1775 – 1783). For the French and Indian War, we portray the 77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomerie’s Highlanders) which was raised in the area of Stirling in Scotland.

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In My Own Words: Diego Barquet, Mexico City

So, being a piper in Mexico City it's quite amazing, but quite annoying from time to time I must say. Living in a country where there is almost no celtic heritage, with a "macho" culture can be annoying for someone who likes "weird" instruments or using a kilt, having...

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