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Published by Lang Syne Publishers Ltd
Glasgow Third edition 1989

So You're Going To Wear The Kilt
by J. Charles Thompson

Forword by Andrew MacThomas of Finegand
This readable and handy booklet on Scottish attire provides a compact guide not only for those starting to wear Scottish dress, but also for those who may have been wearing the kilt for some time. The author has provided an authoritative guide for all Americans – and indeed for many Scots in Scotland. This booklet contains much valuable information and useful comment, and I can recommend it to anyone possessing or considering the acquisition of the kilt. Indeed, there is so much tradition and controversy associated with Highland dress that it is no wonder that many people are confused and anxious to seek advice on the subject. Everything you will be required to know will be found in the following pages. The kilt is the finest national dress in the world and should be preserved as such. It should be worn correctly. If you follow the information provided in this guide, you will not go wrong.

Andrew MacThomas of Finegand 19th Hereditary Chief of Clan MacThomas

October 1978

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