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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Here in the States you have to stand facing the scanner with your feet on the marks so you can't choose to turn different ways. I suppose it would be easy enough to replace the kilt buckles with plastic ones.
    Turning the kilt through 90 sometimes seems to work, though I've never been able to do a back to back check with the same scanner.
    If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!

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    Saw this interesting article about the forthcoming football match against Israel. Seemingly they are banning wearing kilt pins - https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/...r-israel-trip/ - so yet another obstacle for travelling in highland dress. Maybe Jock Scot has the best attitude of not wearing it outwith Scotland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinSteve View Post
    Saw this interesting article about the forthcoming football match against Israel. Seemingly they are banning wearing kilt pins - https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/...r-israel-trip/ - so yet another obstacle for travelling in highland dress. Maybe Jock Scot has the best attitude of not wearing it outwith Scotland!
    I think it's sad also to read the comment about people flashing in the kilt. I blame Mel Gibson for encouraging a certain yobbish culture whereby eejits instead of behaving with an appropriate level of decorum whilst wearing the kilt instead think it is ok to blatantly disrespect it. If you're wearing a kilt you should behave with some more decorum. I've had my wild times and even a few times fratenized wirh ladies where my kilt has been the commencement of the conversation, but I have already made it clear that I would not disrespect or allow my kilt to be disrespected in such a way especially as it was an heirloom...

    Given that they are also claiming to be supporting their nation at a national teams even adds a double disrespect to the behaviour....
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    Move Along!

    I have a dog in this fight, having just traveled from the USA to Scotland and back recently. I went in my normal EDC which includes my kilt pin and Sgian Bru. I had to put my boots/sporran/Sgian in to be scanned, and they had to do a patdown (as expected due to the buckles) but neither the kilt pin or Sgian Bru were questioned. I was waved through like anyone else.

    In fact, in the end I had a crowed of TSA agents around me, not because they were concerned but because they need to learn how to do a "skirt-type" pat down on a man as they don't have to do it often, and their boss saw an opportunity.

    Note this would not fly with a true Sgian Dubh, that must be in your checked luggage. Pun totally intended.
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    What's an "EDC"? Initials are exclusionary secret codes, aren't they?

    Congratulations on your successful flight.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    EDC is Every Day Carry - This is the kit put together that frequent flyers use that allows them easy passage airport security.

    Here you go, a link:

    https://hiconsumption.com/2016/10/be...ay-carry-gear/
    Allan Collin MacDonald III
    Grandfather - Clan Donald, MacDonald (Clanranald) /MacBride, Antigonish, NS, 1791
    Grandmother - Clan Chisholm of Strathglass, West River, Antigonish, 1803
    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Aha!

    I always wonder, when members do that, what makes them think that the entire planet of English-speaking people use the same acronyms.

    Thanks for clarifying.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    Heck if I was not a US Customs Officer, I would not know either.
    Allan Collin MacDonald III
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    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Oops

    My apologies, I should have explained better. The term is also commonly heard in self defense circles, which is where I learned it originally.

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    So you think Kilt Pins are a major concern for US Customs, check this story that came out of our Atlantic Airport Office today:

    Got this from our situation room people this morning when I got into office:

    Part of the Airport Beagle Patrol, Hardy, a six year old beagle and one of our K-9 US Customs and Border Protection officers, was on duty at the busiest airport in the world when he knew he smelled something that was quite odd. The beagle found a head of a pig, and the entire roasted pig in luggage coming in from Ecuador.
    On the incoming inspection lanes at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport detected an entire roasted pig's head in one item of checked luggage followed by a second piece of luggage with the body of a roasted pig.
    Passenger detained, and pig destroyed before entry. Reminder to all front line officers, pork products from other continents are prohibited from entering the US to prevent the introduction of diseases including foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever, and swine vesicular disease. All meats, fruits, vegetables, or food product they bring into the US must be inspected and confiscated by the Port of Entry CBP agriculture specialist or CBP officer for further inspection, and in most cases destroyed before entry into country if it does not meet importation guidelines.

    TSA deals with kilt pins, we deal with whole roasted pigs. FYI after further questioning passenger was cleared without his pig and most of the luggage, a well was destroyed. NO CBP did not have a Pig Roast....
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    Allan Collin MacDonald III
    Grandfather - Clan Donald, MacDonald (Clanranald) /MacBride, Antigonish, NS, 1791
    Grandmother - Clan Chisholm of Strathglass, West River, Antigonish, 1803
    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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