|Regiment of Foot, Fraser's Highlanders, 1758.|
"The outstanding feature of Highland dress was, of course, the kilt. The 78th wore the belted plaid, which consisted of twelve yards of double width tartan. The fabric was spread on the ground and neatly pleated over the waist-belt; the soldier lay down on the plaid, fasten his belt, and stood up. The lower part of the plaid formed the kilt proper. The upper portion, which fell over the belt, was gathered behind and fastened at the left shoulder. In inclement weather, the plaid was unfastened and drawn about the shoulders like a cloak.
From Military Uniforms in Canada,
[The Regiments at Louisbourg: 1758]
[The Siege of Louisbourg of 1758]
P.O. Box 1200,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.