So what is in fact worn beneath the kilt?

The answer to this eternal question is… whatever you like. Many kilt wearers do like to go ‘commando’, which is fine if you prefer the feeling of freedom. Just be considerate to those of sensitive feelings, particularly when dancing. But it is equally traditional to don underwear or shorts, especially in very active or windswept circumstances.

More important than what you actually do wear is always to have a good answer ready for when asked what is worn, such as the old standby: ‘Nothing, it’s all in perfect working order!’