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  1. #1
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    My 100th kilt has arrived!

    Yes! Oh, joy of joys! Royal Mail has delivered my 100th kilt (the Barb Tewksbury masterpiece in the new 'Hamish Bicknell (Personal)' tartan designed by Rocky Roeger at USA Kilts). What an honour and privilege to have it at last - the 100th kilt in my possession. The fit of this Barb classic is, as one has come to expect, absolutely perfect; the needlework and finish are just faultless.

    My heartfelt thanks go to Rocky for his inspired design and having the tartan registered so promptly by The Scottish Register of Tartans (ITI No. 10206), to Robert of R-Kilts for supplying the superb brown embossed straps and stylish brass buckles, and of course to Barb for creating such a magnificent garment whilst on location in Iceland. A fully international creation: designed in the USA, woven in Scotland, tailored in Iceland (and the USA) with Canadian straps and buckles and now at its permanent home in England! Thank you everyone involved - so very much appreciated.

    OK, so to the first photos of No.100 (other than those showing the various stages of its construction). These were taken immediately after I removed the basting stitches from the pleats:







    Don't you agree? This is a kilt to be treasured.

    Take care,
    Ham.
    [B][I][U]No. of Kilts[/U][/I][/B][I]:[/I] 102.[I] [B]"[U][B]Title[/B]"[/U][/B][/I]: Lord Hamish Bicknell, Laird of Lochaber / [B][U][I]Life Member:[/I][/U][/B] The Scottish Tartans Authority / [B][U][I]Life Member:[/I][/U][/B] The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society / [U][I][B]Member:[/B][/I][/U] The Ardbeg Committee / [I][B][U]My NEW Photo Album[/U]: [/B][/I][COLOR=purple]Sadly, and with great regret, it seems my extensive and comprehensive album may now have been lost forever![/COLOR]/

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    Outstanding! What a great looking kilt! A great team effort. Congratulations!
    "Before two notes of the theme were played, Colin knew it was Patrick Mor MacCrimmon's 'Lament for the Children'...Sad seven times--ah, Patrick MacCrimmon of the seven dead sons....'It's a hard tune, that', said old Angus. Hard on the piper; hard on them all; hard on the world." Butcher's Broom, by Neil Gunn, 1994 Walker & Co, NY, p. 397-8.

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    Absolutely fabulous!

    And the pleat shot is excellent, as usual. I truly love that tartan and it looks very good on you, Hamish.

    It most certainly is a "treasure kilt"!

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    Magnificent, and congratulations to all involved in the kilts creation
    Congratulations Hamish and keep well

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    Sir, you are an inspiration to us all.

    Mazel tov!

    Best

    AA

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    Seeing you so happy makes me happy! A great day for kilted gentlemen everywhere.

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    That is a beautiful kilt in a fantastic tartan, Its also nice to see your still going strong.

    All the best
    Jordan
    The hielan' man he wears the kilt, even when it's snowin';
    He kens na where the wind comes frae,
    But he kens fine where its goin'.

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    Simply put, WOW!

    Congratulations to all who worked on it, and to you, of course, both for #100 and for a smashing kilt! (and giving us the much requested 'Hamish Pleat Shot')
    artificer Pronunciation: \är-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈär-tə-fə-sər\ : noun : 14th century :a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
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    I wonder if the joy of 100 will be exceeded by #200??
    the countdown begins.....

    Looks good
    George Young
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    [url]http://www.lamont-young.com/lamont/[/url]

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    I am so happy for you Ham, the kilt is stunning and it's wonderful to see you in your garden again.

    My best regards to you and your old friend and photographic companion Mr. Tri.
    [I]Phil in Idaho[/I]

    [CENTER]"Walk Tall, Walk Straight, and Look the World Right in the Eye." [I]
    That Great Celtic Philosopher Val Doonican[/I][/CENTER]

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