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  • Bryan McAlister

    Bryan McAlister June 13, 2006, 2:57 p.m. (Message 45536)

    Re: sashes - traditionally and in practice

    No it means it's complete tosh, like a lot of the other houghmagandie 
    associated with shops that sell things to tourists and like to pretend 
    that so called clan chiefs, and miscellaneous royals have some relevance 
    so they can rip you off - wear a colour  and style that suits you any 
    way you like.
    
    In message <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx.xxx.xx>, 
    Eike Albert-Unt <xxxx.xxxxxx-xxx@xxx.xx> writes
    >Hi, just a quick question.
    >
    >I hope it is on topic as it has to do with SCD dances. We do not demonstrate
    >dances but we like to have good time and sometimes on a more festive evening
    >we would like to dress up so that (a) boy(s) wear(s) a kilt and girls wear
    >sashes. Our dancing group has now got hold of Estonian-Scottish tartan and
    >we plan to make sashes for the girls.
    >
    >Is there a rule, how wide a sash should be and HOW it should be worn? Do
    >demo groups always wear it in a similar way? There are many websites and
    >among them I found this one:
    >
    >http://www.clangregor.org/history-tartan-women.html#Wearing%20the%20Sash
    >
    >- which seems to be very strict. Especially if we look at the note, which
    >says: "Members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society have been granted
    >permission by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, to wear their sashes on the
    >left shoulder. This is an honour bestowed upon the Society because she is
    >their Patron."
    >
    >Does this mean that it is bad manners for non-members (as of yet) to wear a
    >sash on the left shoulder?
    >
    >Humbly yours,
    >Eike from Estonia
    >
    >
    >
    >
    
    -- 
    Bryan McAlister
          

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