I was recently at an academic conference in Glasgow; at the conference dinner a couple of the locals wore full Highland dress, and it has awakened my interest in my Scots roots. My mother's side of the family were Blairs. Solidly Highlanders, the Blairs were rewarded for their services to the Bruces, and I gather, allied to the Stwearts of Atholl, they lined up with the Jacobites at Culloden. I'm not sur when the Blairs arrived in Ireland - although Granda Blair always insisted they were thrown out of Scotland for being sheep theives. The area of NE Ireland I'm from originally bears strong cultural links to Scotland even today. I've had a bit of a hunt through the lounge, but can't seem to find a thread relating specifically to Highland dress. Is this something anyone does? Is there a Golden Age form of the modern Highland dress that was largely invented during the Celtic revival of the late 19th Century (after much of Highland trasdition was purged with the clearances post-Culloden - weren't the Kilt, and the bagpipes, banned as 'weapons of war' for several hundred years?). I don't personally own a kilt at present. At some future point, though, I would like to have a Blair (possibly a Stewart of Atholl, if I can determine that my ancestors would in theory at least have adopted that mark at some point... allowing for the 'artificiality' of modern tartans). I have got a couple of sporrans somewhere. though! Are there any loungers who have gone the Highland dress route? Photos?