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    Inappropriate Wear

    Something one doesn’t often see, Edinburgh Castle before the tourists arrived.
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    I was working there yesterday and on a visit to the Scottish National War Memorial saw this.

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    Yes, he was an American!

    He caused quite a stir and disquite for quite a few people by his bizarre outfit (what is that metal plate-thing on his head?) and wearing a sword inside a hollowed building. Thoughtless and completely inappropriate.

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    I'm at a loss. I was tempted to say it's someone who watched too many episodes of Outlander, but not even that show has these bizarre elements. The furry boot tops? I have no idea.

    On behalf of Americans, I apologize.

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    I'd have to call this the Braveheart Effect. It makes me wonder a few things, firstly, did this guy have any mental health problems, seriously though is there some mental health issue going on here? If so how did he procure a sword? With the security at airports I doubt it came with him, however with the knife laws in the UK how could he have purchased it there? All in all it is a strange thing to see that is certain. My hope is that this individual educates himself on proper Highland dress and if there is mental health issues I hope he gets the help he needs. Nonetheless, I agree this type of outfit is wholly inappropriate.

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    We’ve been used to more than our fair share of oddballs during the festival but they should have gone home by now. People in mock highland dress like this can be found then around the Royal Mile and maybe this one couldn’t bear to leave. Surprised the police haven’t taken an interest though as wandering about with a sword is not exactly welcomed, even for re-enactors if that is what he thinks he is. Nothing about it in the local news though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair

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    Looks like king Fergus from the movie Brave. He has a furry boot and a little skullcap helmet.


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    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    *face palm*

    I think you're right. That would definitely explain the furry monstrosities on his legs, as well as the metal beanie.

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    I showed the photo to the eldest NALTD, & asked for her thoughts. She wanted to know if there was a rave near Edinburgh, that evening.

    Add in: The eldest wished the photo of the American was clearer. She wanted to see if the individuals Tartan, matched that of King Fergus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baeau View Post
    Add in: The eldest wished the photo of the American was clearer. She wanted to see if the individuals Tartan, matched that of King Fergus.
    I can answer that - no it would not be the same tartan as in the movie because it is a restricted tartan owned by Disney.

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    I was once at a well known historical site for an event. Not hallowed ground but one where respect is normal. A guy showed up in similar costume thinking he was 'dressing the part'.

    I think he caught on, that the way he was dressed, was a bit out of place, when a large group of young girls began pointing at him They started out giggling behind their hands and once he struck a pose for what he imagined would be a photo shoot they began laughing out loud and ran away.

    The last I saw of him was his back as he headed out the gate to his car before the event even kicked off.

    It was kinda sad really. He had probably spent many hours putting that outfit together and had probably spent quite a bit of money on movie props.

    But not really any worse than any other guy in a kilt who dresses out of keeping with the event he is attending. The kilt is already outside of the 'norm' and sticking out like a sore thumb is just bound to get a photo of your costume showing up on somebodies worst dressed pintrest page. There really are worst dressed kilt pages. Google it. It is amazing how many photos have been lifted from X Marks on those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plaid preacher View Post
    I can answer that - no it would not be the same tartan as in the movie because it is a restricted tartan owned by Disney.
    Doesn't surprise either of us.
    "I can draw a mouse with a pencil, but I can't draw a pencil with a mouse"

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