What is a Scottish tartan?
It’s a fabric made up of horizontal and vertical stripes in different colours, on a coloured background. The interwoven stripes are known as a sett. It originated in the Highlands. The first mention of tartan in Scotland was in 1538.
What is the name of this typical Scottish fabric?
Kilt, knee-length skirtlike garment that is worn by men as a major element of the traditional national garb of Scotland. (The other main component of Highland dress, as the traditional male garb of Scotland is called, is the plaid, which is a rectangular length of cloth worn over the left shoulder.)
How do Scots pronounce plaid?
- (Scotland) IPA: /pled/, /plad/
- (Received Pronunciation, UK) IPA: /plæd/
- (General American, US) IPA: /plæd/
- Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -æd.