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Sporrans, bagpipes and kilts

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KatyK Fri 16-Jan-15 15:53:00

are on sale in our local Lidl (in Birmingham) today. Just thought I would share that with you grin

Charleygirl Fri 16-Jan-15 15:54:57

I think that I am marginally over the age of wearing a kilt. That was our Sunday uniform at school.

Without beingtoo rude, I doubt if they were made properly.

Anya Fri 16-Jan-15 15:57:42

Bagpipes? Real working bagpipes?

loopylou Fri 16-Jan-15 15:58:58

Just hope no DGC get ideas Anya grin!

ninathenana Fri 16-Jan-15 16:00:15

I saw an advert in the press for these. I thought it a strange thing for them to stock. I suspect Charleygirl is right and they are cheap copies.

ninathenana Fri 16-Jan-15 16:01:24

I know you can pay hundreds for a properly made kilt.

granjura Fri 16-Jan-15 16:04:12

made with a real badger mask???

KatyK Fri 16-Jan-15 16:04:13

Well we were just wandering around this morning and there they were - bagpipes! There are kilts (for men I think) for £20, and sporrans. The bagpipes (the box states 'playable') are £12.99 so I am assuming they are for children. I wish I'd taken a closer look now! Aimed at Burns night I presume although I can't see many folks around these parts buying them.

Ana Fri 16-Jan-15 16:04:22

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2678875/Great-news-canny-Scots-Lidl-launches-20-kilt-neighbours-think-12-99-bagpipes.html

The whole kit certainly sounds cheap and...cheerful! grin

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 16-Jan-15 16:04:29

When is Burns night. They'll cash in on anything these days. hmm

Ana Fri 16-Jan-15 16:05:13

It's for the Games, apparently.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 16-Jan-15 16:07:09

Oh yes. The Games. I used to have a "Scotch skirt" like that.

KatyK Fri 16-Jan-15 16:07:58

Oh is it? It just made me smile. As jingl says, cashing in.

Anya Fri 16-Jan-15 16:08:22

Burns Night 25th January. Must get out and catch my haggis this weekend.

Anya Fri 16-Jan-15 16:09:04

Promised the GS I'd take him on a Haggis Hunt.

Anne58 Fri 16-Jan-15 16:10:08

At least it's not as bad as Halloween! Waitrose had Halloween tinsel, Halloween crackers etc etc

Charleygirl Fri 16-Jan-15 16:13:12

Anya wrap up warmly, you will be outdoors for a long time!!!

Katek Fri 16-Jan-15 18:01:43

A properly made 8/9 yard wool kilt will cost up to £500 and by the time you factor in jackets/waistcoats/shirts/belts/sporrans/hose/flashes/ties/sgian dubh etc you are well over £1000 for an outfit. These ones in Lidl are for the mass market as we head towards Burns Night. We bought our DS his kilt outfit for his 18th - he'll have it for life.

Katek Fri 16-Jan-15 18:03:53

You do know that a haggis has two short legs on one side to help it balance as it runs round the hill? grin

absent Fri 16-Jan-15 18:06:48

I hate Scottish bagpipes, even when they are played properly, but the thought of a massed band of under-eights playing a selection of different tunes and no tunes at all on £12.99 bagpipes…

loopylou Fri 16-Jan-15 18:08:04

Men look wonderful in the full outfit [sigh]
DS's best friend wears his to weddings etc (he is a true Scot through and through) and has already ordered one for 3 year old son.
Thankful DH isn't Scottish he has very thin legs, somehow doesn't look right if worn by men with skinny legs?

Katek Fri 16-Jan-15 18:12:17

No, you need rugby player legs with a kilt! My DH doesn't wear a kilt as he walks like a gunslinger so it doesn't hang properly. He has a very smart pair of properly cut high waisted tartan trews instead.

loopylou Fri 16-Jan-15 18:15:06

Grounds for emigrating absent! I mean 8 year olds, not bagpipes per se smile

Agus Fri 16-Jan-15 18:16:52

My DH looks 'wicked' in his kilt. Phwoar grin

Katek Fri 16-Jan-15 18:19:02

I went to Tesco on 31st December in a nearby town and there was an entire pipe band massed in the entrance. They proceeded to march down past the fruit and veg and then navigated the entire store! You can imagine how that sounded in Tesco's barn-like structure......and I like a pipe band!!