Scottish Group: Please Wear Underwear Beneath Your Kilt
If you have any 'common sense and decency,' that is
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2010 6:29 AM CST
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(Newser) – The Scottish Tartans Authority is committed to upholding the country's traditions—but even so, it says the time has come for one particularly "unhygienic" tradition to die. "The idea that you are not a real Scot unless you are bare under your kilt should be thrown into the same wastepaper basket as the idea that you're not a real Scot unless you put salt on your porridge," the director tells the Telegraph, adding that it's "common sense" to don underpants beneath the traditional garb. "We have heard quite a few hygiene horror stories."

Even so, dedicated kilt wearers don't all agree: "To say it is unhygienic is wrong," says one kilt maker. "The freedom of movement is healthy. We always tell customers to wear nothing under the kilt if everything is in good working order." (Click here to find out why some think you should wear a kilt—sans underwear—on Wednesday.)

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Nov 22, 2010 11:55 AM CST
Seems like it could be dangerous around dogs.
Nov 22, 2010 11:17 AM CST
Ah man! What a bunch of "kill joys". Never mind guys.... you wear your kilts anyway you like... I won't look... much....
Nov 22, 2010 11:09 AM CST
Um, I think the fabric should work as a barrier, like any other clothing. The guys sit down on the kilt, and their penises swinging when they stand or walk are hardly a health risk. Maybe we should put diapers on dogs and cats.....their bits and parts are everywhere. The Scottish have, somehow, managed to avoid dying of disease after hundreds of years of kilts. Let em go commando.