great kilt

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“Ugh, the winter dance, are you really thinking about that? You don’t even go to a school,” Skye laughed, running her hands through the late blooming flowers by her waist. Felix pouted and stopped on their short tour around the campsite and turned to face her.

“I can’t imagine you in formal clothes,” she continued, reaching up to poke his chest where a tie would be. “Would you rent a kilt just for the occasion?” Skye teased.

“I’d look great in a kilt!” Felix argued, reaching up to try to smooth his hair down in an attempt to make it look more dance appropriate, but of course it sprang back up in its usual defying-gravity manner. “Anyway, it’s a big thing right? Aren’t you thinking of going?”

“Ugh, so I can watch the inane popular kids pose and make small talk about the Kardashians?”

“Isn’t Summer going?”

“Nah, it’s neither of our things. Well, it would totally be Summer’s but the one person she wants as a date would never ask, so.” Skye shrugged. “Anyway, were you hoping to be my date just so you could experience the joys of a school ceilidh?”

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Details from my Argyll Militia uniform, 1746, including the “great kilt” or féileadh-mór. The tartan is the “government sett,” used by highlanders loyal to the British government, most famously the Black Watch. It bears many similarities to the tartans of Clan Campbell, who generally made up the largest contingent of loyalist highlander military units during the Jacobite era.

Soldiers of the Highland Brigade assaulting Egyptian trenches at Tel-el Kebir during the 1882 war with Egypt.

Illustration by Peter Dennis.

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A few scenes from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. 💚

anonymous asked:

Jacobite AU? Dean as a clansman in a great kilt? Cas as an Englishman?

My mind immediately goes to Outlander. And those romance novel covers that always look like this:

Maybe with some more dramatic landscape and a castle in the background. (Unless Cas is a fine English lady gentleman with an attitude - that makes him not very desirable as a bachelor - who comes to the rough wild west where he is challenged by cowboy Dean but eventually they manage to tame each other.)