- Im farely new to the SCA. I have attended a few meetings and I have
decided to make a scottish persona and I was wondering if any1 has any
good ideas for scottish garb. If i could i would make a kilt but if i
tryed i would probly put many holes in my hands. If you can help me
let me know.
Josh Griffin (mundane) havnt got a SCA name approved yet
- Josh Griffin wrote:
> . . .I was wondering if any1 has any good ideas for scottish garb.. .That's O.K. Kilts are post-period, anyway
> .If i could i would make a kilt but if i tryed i would probly put many
> holes in my hands.
What you'd've worn depends in part on when you lived which of
Scotland's cultures you belonged to. (The Medieval Naming Guide for
Scotland gives a good summary of the options where the latter is
concerned <http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/scottish.shtml>.) If you're
interested in the culture that's modernly associated with kilts, you're
looking for the Scottish Gaels.
The Medieval Scotland website <http://medievalscotland.org/> should
probably be your first stop. In addition to clothing, it has resources
related to names, heraldry, and various other topics of interest.
If you're interested in portraying a Scottish Gael, you can draw on
information on the clothing of Irish Gaels, which was very similar.
Finnacan Dub's "Early Gaelic Dress: An Introduction"
will be of use if you plan to have an early-period persona.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
- See the previous thread on Celtic garb a few pages back. I posted a
bunch of links on Scottish (medieval) stuff.
Barony of Stromgard
- Most kilts are out of period. In "Life Of Red Hugh
O'Donnell" written by Lughaidh O'Clery 1594, there are
discriptions of the early belted plaids, which were
the first "kilts". Oldest ancester to the modern
kilt, of today.