The Life of a Modern Kilt Wearer

The Life of a Modern Kilt Wearer

Whether you have attended a Renaissance festival, Celtic parade/faire, or just do not like wearing pants, you may have come to the conclusion that you would like to wear a kilt. There are many questions that come to mind for newcomers to this realm so allow me to...

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In My Own Words: Matthew Hall

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

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

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

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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Steak Auld Reekie

Steak Auld Reekie

Four 8oz (250g) fillets of Aberdeen Angus steak. 4 tablespoons Scotch whisky 13 fluid ounces (350g) double cream 4 oz (125g or one stick) grated smoked cheese 1 oz (25g or ¼ stick) butter Salt and pepper to taste Pan fry the steaks according to preference (rare,...

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Oatmeal Potatoes

  Potatoes (new ones are best) 2 tablespoons pinhead oatmeal 1 tablespoon butter Boil your normal quantity of potatoes in the usual way. While they are cooking, toast the oatmeal slowly on a tray in the oven using a low/medium heat. Drain the potatoes and add the...

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Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup

Six potatoes, diced 3 leeks, chopped 1¼ pints (750ml or 3 cups) chicken stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 ounce (25g or ¼ stick) butter or margarine 2 ounces (50g or half cup) grated cheddar cheese Boil the potatoes and leeks in water for about 15...

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Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs

  4 large free-range eggs 275g/10oz sausage meat 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 spring onion, very finely chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper 125g/4oz plain flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 free-range egg,...

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