OTHER SCOTCLANS SITES
14 October 1788 - Today in 1788 the first steamboat experiment was held on Dalswinton Loch. Robert Burns was farming at Ellisland, just outside Dumfries, when he was invited by his landlord, Patrick Miller, to go out in a small experimental steamboat. The boat, which was fitted with an engine designed by William Symington, was the first paddle-propelled steamboat in the world, and Robert Burns was one of its first passengers »
Kilts FAQWhat types of kilt are there?
how do I wear a kilt?
How much material is in a kilt?
What are the different weights?
What is the difference between Modern, Ancient, Hunting etc
I'm not Scottish! Can I wear a kilt?
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Modern: when new synthetic 'aniline' dyes were developed the vividness of colour that could be achieved was improved dramatically. Modern tartans are usually a much stronger colour.
Muted & Reproduction: A more faded version of ancient colours.
Dress: In a dress tartan the 'ground' colour (dominant base colour of the design) is white
Hunting: A version of the tartan where the colours are darker - with predominant greens & dark blues, designed to be less conspicuous. There is a school of though that this is a Victorian excuse for the fact that early synthetic dyes were too garish!
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