Letter: Kilt-free zone

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The Independent Online
Sir: In the dialogue about the history of the kilt (Letters, 4 December) none of your correspondents has had anything to say about the custom of those Highlanders too poor to afford a targe removing their philimohrs entirely to wrap round their non-sword arm as a substitute, and charging down upon the Redcoats, or any other enemy, stark naked. Perhaps this was one of the earliest examples of the employment of shock troops.


Bampton, Devon