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    New 'Buying a Kilt' e-book

    Hi guys

    I've spent most of my spare hours of late writing an e-book, which is intended mostly as an accessible 'Made Easy' guide to help first-timers who are thinking of buying a kilt, but may also be of interest to more experienced wearers. I've tried to be as impartial and objective as possible, so it's not just promoting my own company's services.

    I should stress this is a purely personal project, and views expressed therein do not represent Scotweb / Kilt Store. I'm sure there will still be some howlers in there, and doubtless plenty of my ideas and indeed facts will be open to challenge. So let me say here and now I'm totally open to suggestions and criticisms. (But please be constructive - it's been a lot of work, and I'm doing my honest best to make a positive contribution!)

    You'll find it at: http://scotweb.co.uk/nick/buyingyourkilt/

    And btw, it's totally free, and anyone is welcome to copy and pass it around, but please note the conditions on the first page.

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    Nick,

    Let me be first to congratulate you on your monumental work. I've skimmed the document and read many of the sections and I believe you have produced an excellent guide. I look forward to reading it in more detail, and to the comments from the kilted legends here at X-Marks.

    Now how can we force the rest of the world to read it?

    Bill, who will be visiting you soon in Edinburgh!
    Kilted Teacher and Wilderness Ranger and proud member of Clan Donald, USA
    Happy patron of Jack of the Wood Celtic Pub and Highland Brewery in beautiful, walkable, and very kilt-friendly Asheville, NC.
    New home of Sierra Nevada AND New Belgium breweries!

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    Thanks Bill. :-)

    I've been told by someone else just now that the images look pretty poor on his screen. I've tried to keep the images small to reduce the file size for download, but on a Mac they still look fine I think. Can any other PC users tell me if this is a problem. I'm afraid DTP is not my strength! I'd like to fix this asap if I can find out how.

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    They look fine on my PC.
    Kilted Teacher and Wilderness Ranger and proud member of Clan Donald, USA
    Happy patron of Jack of the Wood Celtic Pub and Highland Brewery in beautiful, walkable, and very kilt-friendly Asheville, NC.
    New home of Sierra Nevada AND New Belgium breweries!

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    An excellent resource Nick

    Just one little point - on page 18 there is a reference to Queen Victoria and her grandfather , George IV. He was her uncle, George III was her grandfather.

    Advance apologies for pedantry
    Reverend Earl Trefor the Sublunary of Kesslington under Ox, Venerable Lord Trefor the Unhyphenated of Much Bottom, Sir Trefor the Corpulent of Leighton in the Bucket, Viscount Mcclef the Portable of Kirkby Overblow.

    Cymru, Yr Alban, Iwerddon, Cernyw, Ynys Manau a Lydaw am byth! Yng Nghiltiau Ynghyd!
    (Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Isle of Man and Brittany forever - united in the Kilts!)

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    Nick, It looks fine on my pc. Just did a quick scroll thru and looks like a well put together document. I'll spend some time reading it over later. Thanks for the hard work.

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    Thumbs up Great job!!!!

    Good day,

    Your e-book is a real masterpiece and a good reference for all those
    interested by the subject.

    I will make a link to it in my personnal website.
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    Thank you for posting this!
    It's a very nice job and I will definitely keep this for reference.
    ...and to occasionally look at that very lovely young lass in a few of the pictures
    It don't mean a thing, if you aint got that swing!!
    'S Rioghal Mo Dhream - a child of the mist

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    Thank you for all the hard work. A quick perusal here on my office PC the pics look fine. I'll take a look on my MAC at home tonight. Looking forward to reading this.

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    Very nice job Nick!

    I'm looking at the pics through FireFox an dthe pics are a bit blurry at 100% magnification. They clear up when I drop down to 50%.

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