In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Inevitably - for the museum will cater to the tourist as much to the home-based enthusiast, one gallery is devoted to the Highland soldier whose kilts and tartans turned him into a romantic cult.
- The venerable Leith-based firm, best known for its Highland dress, kilts and tartans, boosted sales by around £4m from its pool of more than 80 menswear outlets in Japanese department stores last year.
- Along with the industrialists and merchants of Glasgow and Edinburgh, they assembled in Edinburgh dressed lavishly in tartan, wearing kilts, singing Robert Burns songs.
- Woollen kilts, Hessian full-length skirts, single shoulder organza tops and transparent trousers appear in earthy tones of brown and green.
- In this way, the entire Scottish nation adopted the bogus Highland symbols of kilt and tartan.
- The company plans to supply a range of black tartan kilts to meet demand for more contemporary-looking Highland clothing.
- Traditional Scottish Bagpipes, kilts, lamb on the spit, golf, flyfishing and drams of Bell's Extra Special Old Scotch Whisky - what more do you need?
- In another corner small girls in kilts and black waistcoats were doing sword dances to pipe music.
- On Labor Day, Heather and Ted were married aboard the Queen Mary in a lavish ceremony replete with Edwardian-era costumes, bagpipers and Scottish kilts for the groom and his friends.
- The photographer scattered cotton reels on our billowing skirts and we pretended to weave some kilts for our wild Scottish blokes out there in the hills.
- First, he insults the national dress of Scotland by wearing that skirt masquerading as a kilt at the Tartan Day celebrations in New York.
- A Scottish kid in a kilt (he said it helped him get rides) disappeared up the Copland Pass trailhead.
- He borrowed a kilt from a Scottish friend and, wearing just that and his work boots, went into the office with the bottle of whisky.
- The famous Braemar Games are in early September and offer a great chance to ogle Scottish sportsmen in their kilts.
- There was a time in the 80's when it looked as if the clans were gathering again to avenge Glencoe, so ubiquitous was the tartan kilt.
- The abstract elements of beadwork patterns play a key role in flagging difference - like the tartan kilts of Scottish clans.
- This pleased Ritchie, who can don his kilt by claiming Scottish kin in the form of a grandfather who served in the Seaforth Highlanders.
- We are back to that old business of trying to create a new image of Scotland because foreigners, bless'em, think of the auld country only in terms of kilts and tartan and all that old-fashioned stuff.
- Thank goodness Scotland invented tartan and the kilt and not the nylon shirt or the polyester jacket.
- What most people associate with ‘Scottishness’ - tartan kilts, whisky, bagpipes and tossing the caber - are traditions descended from the Gaelic Highlands.
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