1. The kilt

There is much dispute in the history of Highland dress, and its best-known garment, the kilt. Some say it was invented by an Englishman, others that it has a long and noble history as the uniform of the clans.

Its modern history began with the Act of Proscription, drafted into British law in 1747 in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden. This aimed to eradicate Highland culture (and with it any opposition to the Hanoverian state) and made wearing Highland dress illegal with one notable exception: the army.

This allowed the elite of British society to define the Highlands as a military region par excellence,

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