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    Personally, I'm fine with Jock's views on Glasgow. As long as he doesn't make the mistake of thinking I'm a typical Glaswegian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post

    I am not sure if Prince Charles wears the kilt in Glasgow. He does also have the advantage of being surrounded by some fairly serious security men!
    You mean the ones following him in the pictured security vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibrew4u View Post
    You mean the ones following him in the pictured security vehicle?
    Oh yes, those special ops chaps really know how to blend in with the locals!
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Oh yes, those special ops chaps really know how to blend in with the locals!
    Not sure they want to. Sort of advertising the broken nose you’ll get if....
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    Yes, always good to have some folks visible to scare away the crazies.

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    Had a visit from one of my wife's relatives, who lives on the outskirts of Glasgow, today. On discovering I wear a kilt everyday, asked "Don't people laugh at you?" Well, no, at least not that I'm aware of, all who comment do so in a complimentary fashion. I'm not sure what to read into the comment except to wonder whether because kilts are so rare in Scotland now that they would be a source of amusement to someone living there. I don't know if the fact that he is Welsh and obviously has no affinity with kilts has any bearing on the matter.
    If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpa View Post
    I'm not sure what to read into the comment except to wonder whether because kilts are so rare in Scotland now that they would be a source of amusement to someone living there.
    Well, I've had people giving me funny looks. I remember a guy I passed couldn't help but get a few peeks at me. I've had school girls giving me a weird smile look as if to say 'What's the script here mate?'. A woman on the bus once kept looking over at me and looking away when I saw her looking, it was hilarious.
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    Do the locals assume that you fellows are foreign tourists?

    I wonder if they would have different assumptions if you were dressed in Prince Charlies, and figure that you're on your way to a wedding.

    Or if you were wearing a SCOTLAND rugby or football shirt, and figure you're on your way to a match.

    It's the advantage of being a piper: there's no wondering "why kilts?" when you have pipes in your hand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Do the locals assume that you fellows are foreign tourists?

    I wonder if they would have different assumptions if you were dressed in Prince Charlies, and figure that you're on you way to a wedding.
    Possibly. I don't have a PCJ to conduct an experiment and compare the reactions between the Ghillie Shirt and the PCJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Do the locals assume that you fellows are foreign tourists?

    I wonder if they would have different assumptions if you were dressed in Prince Charlies, and figure that you're on your way to a wedding.

    Or if you were wearing a SCOTLAND rugby or football shirt, and figure you're on your way to a match.

    It's the advantage of being a piper: there's no wondering "why kilts?" when you have pipes in your hand!
    Dunno. I've had pipes in hand and people have asked me why I'm wearing a kilt.

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