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CHAPTER 4

SCOTTISH DRESS 4

GENERAL 4.1

Authority for wearing 4.1

4.1 Scottish dress is authorised to be worn by:

a. a member of the Scottish sub-units of:

(1) 2/17 RNSWR, Black Watch tartan;

(2) 41 RNSWR, Black Watch tartan with Argyle Sett;

(3) 5/6 RVR, Gordon tartan;

(4) 10/27 RSAR, Mackenzie Seaforth tartan; and

(5) 16 RWAR, Cameron tartan (16 RWAR personnel are to wear a Highland bonnet
with appropriate orders of dress).

b. Regimental Adjutant (Directorate of Infantry) and adjutants of authorised units;

c. an officer posted to the headquarters of 2/17 RNSWR, 41 RNSWR, 5/6 RVR;

d. 10/27 RSAR or 16 RWAR who has served in the Scottish sub-unit; and

e. an authorised unit pipes and drums (ie RACT).

Provision of Scottish dress 4.2

4.2 The provision of Scottish dress is described in Block Scale 3002/20.

4.3 The provision of any other item worn in accordance with regimental customs, is to be at
regimental expense.

Wearing of Scottish dress 4.4

4.4 Scottish items of dress are to be worn in accordance with the customs and traditions of Scottish
units.

4.5 Scottish orders of dress are to be worn by authorised units and sub-units on general duty,
ceremonial and mess occasions. Scottish orders of dress are to conform to the Australian Army orders
of dress worn by the parent unit. This means that when ceremonial orders of dress are worn by the unit,
members authorised to wear Scottish dress also wear the ceremonial forms of that dress, similarly with
general duty and mess orders of dress.

4.6 A member of a Scottish sub-unit is to conform to the order of field dress authorised for the
whole unit.

4.7 A member of a pipes and drums may only wear mixed Scottish and Australian items of uniform
when specifically authorised by Army Headquarters.

4.8 Female personnel attached to Royal Australian Infantry (RA Inf) Scottish units are not
authorised to wear Scottish dress. Females posted to units of other corps authorised to wear Scottish
dress wear those orders of dress in the same manner as males.

4.9 Scottish dress is embellished in the same manner as Service Dress.

Scottish orders of dress 4.10

4.10 Orders of dress for Scottish sub-units are of a standard pattern except for the following items:
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a. bonnet;

b. regimental kilt;

c. diced hose-tops;

d. garters; and

e. sporran.

4.11 The Scottish orders of dress are described in tables as follows:

Dress Code Dress Order Title Table

SD1 Scottish Dress Ceremonial 4–1

SD2 Scottish Dress General Duty 4–2

SD3 Scottish Mess Dress 4–3

SD4 Scottish Mess Dress White Jacket 4–4

SD5 Pipes and Drums Ceremonial Dress No 1 4–5

SD6 Pipes and Drums Ceremonial Dress No 2 4–6

ITEMS OF SCOTTISH DRESS 4.12

Bonnets 4.12

4.12 There are three different styles of bonnets worn by Scottish units, Pipes and Drums Section
(School of Infantry) and/or a unit Pipes and Drums. The different styles are:

a. Bonnet Balmoral (blue or khaki);

b. Bonnet Glengarry; and

c. Bonnet Feather (Emu/Ostrich Feathers).

4.13 Bonnet Balmoral (blue or khaki). The Bonnet Balmoral Blue has a plain or chequered
headband according to the particular regiment. The blue or khaki bonnet is to be worn with the headband
straight across the forehead and with the lower edge 2.5 cm above the eyebrow, the slack being pulled
to the right front and the centre point in line with the nose. The ribbons at the back are tied in a bow and
stitched to the band.

4.14 The regimental headdress badge for the Bonnet Balmoral is to be worn centrally on a rosette,
or patch, 9 cm square, coloured black for the blue bonnet and regimental tartan for the khaki bonnet. The
tartan cloth may be fringed or frayed at the edges according to regimental custom. The rosette or patch,
with badge, is placed with the centre of the badge 9.5 cm to the left of the centre front point of the bonnet
(the front point is directly opposite the centre of the bow at the back) and with the lower edge of the
rosette level with the lower edge of the headband.

4.15 Bonnet Glengarry (blue or khaki). The Bonnet Glengarry has a plain headband and is worn
with the headband straight across the forehead with the lower edge 2 cm above the right eyebrow. The
crease at the front of the Bonnet Glengarry is positioned in line with the nose.

4.16 The Regimental headdress badge for the Bonnet Glengarry is to be worn centrally on a
Regimental tartan patch, 9 cm square. The tartan patch may be fringed or frayed at the edges according
to Regimental custom. The tartan patch is positioned on the left side of the bonnet.

4.17 Bonnet Feather (Emu/Ostrich Feathers). The Bonnet Feather is a ceremonial bonnet
consisting of three to five tails hanging on the right side of the bonnet. The headband is a diced pattern
according to regimental custom. The bonnet is to sit square on the head with the chin strap securely worn
on the point of the chin in the same manner as the Hat KFF. The hackle of the bonnet is placed in the
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recess located on the left side of the bonnet behind the tartan patch which supports the regimental
badge. The hackle is secured to the device at the top of the bonnet. The Regimental Badge is worn
centrally on a 9 cm square regimental tartan patch.

Gaiters highland 4.18

4.18 Gaiters highland were originally designed to protect the ankles of soldiers when operating in
rugged terrain. The gaiters (also known as spats) should be a firm fit close to the ankle and calf of the
legs. The points of gaiters are to be in line with the rear seam of the hose (centre rear of the leg). The
colour of gaiter buttons is to be in accordance with regimental custom.

Hackles 4.19

4.19 Hackles are worn on bonnets with Scottish orders of dress as prescribed. Hackles are either
blue or red. They are not provided at public expense.

Hose tops 4.20

4.20 Hose tops may be either full or footless. They are worn when wearing gaiters highland on
ceremonial occasions. The design of hose tops is in accordance with regimental custom. Hose tops are
worn with the folded upper edge 8 cm below the knee cap and the seam of the hose worn in the centre
rear of the leg.

Kilt panels and kilt rosettes 4.21

4.21 Kilt panels may be worn with Scottish dress by Officers, Warrant Officers and substantive
Sergeants. Kilt rosettes are to be placed on the same alignment as the kilt panel and four pleats back
from the right pleat.

Regimental cross belt 4.22

4.22 The cross belt is designed to support a sword (claymore). The cross belt is worn over the right
shoulder, passing under the epaulette.

Regimental flashes 4.23

4.23 Regimental flashes are designed to support hose tops and are designed and worn in
accordance with regimental custom.

Regimental kilt 4.24

4.24 The Regimental kilt is worn with the apron (unpleated) facing the front of the body. The Tartan
Sett of the apron is to run vertically through the centre of the body with the fringe of the apron on the right
side. The apron may be secured with a kilt pin.

Regimental plaid (piper) 4.25

4.25 The plaid worn by pipers is a pleated tartan blanket wrapped around the chest and secured by
the plaid brooch at a point level with the left shoulder. The plain is worn according to regimental custom.

Regimental plaid (drummer) 4.26

4.26 The plaid worn by drummers is a pleated tartan blanket with two different ends. One end of the
plaid is belted, the other end is fringed in accordance with regimental custom. The belted end is secured
around the waist and positioned on the left side of the body under the jacket. The fringed end is placed
under the left epaulette and secured by the plaid brooch.

Regimental waist belt 4.27

4.27 The waist belt is a leather or PVC belt which supports the dirk. The buckle is embellished with
the Regimental Badge in accordance with regimental custom. The waist belt is worn over the cross belt.
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Sash drum major 4.28

4.28 The drum major sash is embellished with regimental embellishments including badge and
battle honours. It is worn over the left shoulder, crossing the body, with the lower edge of the sash on
the right hip.

Sash scarlet (Royal Australian Infantry) 4.29

4.29 The scarlet sash is worn by entitled RA Inf personnel. When worn with Ceremonial Dress No 1
and No 2 (Dress Orders SD5 and SD6) entitled RA Inf pipes and drums personnel are to wear the sash
over the left shoulder, crossing the body with the bottom edge of the sash on the right hip.

Shoes highland 4.30

4.30 A member wearing Scottish dress is to wear shoes highland as authorised in Block
Scale 3002/23 in accordance with the customs of the member’s regiment. Gillie Brogues is not an
authorised pattern shoe.

Sporran 4.31

4.31 Sporrans may be either hair sporran or leather. The regimental hair sporran was originally an
ammunition/ration pouch. It usually has a metal clasp-top adorned with the regimental badge supporting
two or more tassels according to regimental custom. The sporran strap is fitted snugly into the groin and
adjusted according to the size of the wearer. The hair of the sporran hangs not further than 2 cm below
the kilt. The leather sporran should be worn uniformly at the same distance from the top of the kilt.
Sporrans other than the leather item in Block Scale 3002/20 are not provided at public expense.

Stockings 4.32

4.32 A member of a Scottish unit may wear long stockings of regimental pattern when the kilt is
worn.

Scottish dress accessories 4.33

4.33 Claymores. A claymore may be worn instead of a sword in ceremonial dress by an Officer or
Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) entitled to wear Scottish dress. Claymores are not provided at public
expense.

4.34 Regimental dirk. The dirk is a small-arms weapon and used along side the Broadsword
(Claymore). The dirk is normally worn by Officers, Warrant Officers, Pipers and Drummers of the
Regiment. The dirk is worn on the right side suspended from the belt according to regimental custom.

4.35 Regimental kilt pin. The regimental kilt pin is designed to secure the outer and inner aprons
of the kilt in windy weather. The pin is adorned with the Regimental Badge. It is worn by fastening it on
the right hand side of the outer apron on the second sett from the base of the apron.

4.36 Regimental plaid brooch. The regimental plaid brooch is a circular device which supports the
regimental badge at its centre. The brooch is used to secure the plaid and is positioned on the left side,
level with the shoulder. To avoid loss, the brooch supporting pin should run vertically behind the
Regimental Badge.

4.37 Regimental Sgian Dubh (Skean Dhu). The Sgian Dubh (Stocking Knife) is not a weapon as
such but a utility knife which was concealed in the event of treachery by a host. Sgian means ‘dagger’,
Dubh means ‘Black’. The Sgian Dubh is worn in the right sock, displaying the handle above the top of
the hose according to regimental custom.
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Dress Order: Scottish Dress One—Scottish Ceremonial Dress 4.38

4.38 This order of dress is worn by authorised personnel on ceremonial occasions.

4.39 It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial Item of Dress Remarks

1 Belt Black web Other Ranks


(OR)

2 Belt Sam Browne Officer and WO1

3 Bonnet Glengarry/Balmoral

4 Claymore Officer and WO1

5 Gaiters Highland

6 Garter flashes

7 Gloves leather brown Note (d)

8 Hose-tops diced

9 Kilt regimental

10 Nameplate Note (g)

11 Orders, decorations and medals

12 Sash scarlet Note (f)

13 Sgian dubh Note (c)

14 Shirt khaki polyester

15 Shoes Highland black

16 Sporran leather Note (e)

17 Sword and accessories Officer and WO1

18 Service Dress Jacket Note (a)

Notes

(a) Service dress jacket may be worn at any time. A khaki polyester tie is to be worn when the jacket is worn.

(b) May be worn instead of sword and accessories.

(c) May be worn by officers, warrant officers and authorised pipers.

(d) Worn by Officer and WO1 as ordered when on parade in winter. Optional when not on parade.

(e) The type worn is to be in accordance with regimental customs.

(f) Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2), Staff Sergeant (SSGT) and Sergeant (SGT) of the RA Inf.

(g) Not worn when on parade.

Table 4–1: Dress Order: Scottish Dress One—Scottish Ceremonial Dress


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Dress Order: Scottish Dress Two—Scottish General Duty Dress 4.40

4.40 This order of dress is the general duty dress for authorised personnel.

4.41 It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial Item of Dress Remarks

1 Bonnet Glengarry/Balmoral Blue/khaki

2 Garter flashes

3 Jacket service dress

4 Kilt regimental

5 Nameplate

6 Ribbons of orders, decorations and medals

7 Sgian dubh Note (b)

8 Shirt khaki polyester

9 Shoes Highland black

10 Sporran leather Note (c)

11 Stockings khaki Regimental


pattern

12 Service Dress Jacket Note (a)

13 Necktie khaki polyester Note (a)

Notes

(a) Service dress jacket may be worn at any time. A khaki polyester tie is to be worn when the jacket is worn.

(b) May be worn by officers, warrant officers and authorised pipers.

(c) The type worn is to be in accordance with regimental customs.

Table 4–2: Dress Order: Scottish Dress Two—Scottish General Duty Dress
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Dress Order: Scottish Dress Three—Scottish Mess Dress 4.42

4.42 This order of Scottish Mess Dress is worn by Officers when Mess Dress is ordered for the
Scottish unit or sub-unit.

4.43 It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial Item of Dress Remarks

1 Bonnet Glengarry Blue

2 Bow tie black

3 Gloves white As ordered

4 Jacket Corps

5 Kilt regimental

6 Miniature emblems of unit and individual awards

7 Miniatures of orders, decorations and medals

8 Sgian dubh Optional

9 Shirt white, French front

10 Shoes Highland black As per Block


Scale 3002/20
and 3002/23

11 Sporran leather As per Block


Scale 3002/20
and 3002/23

12 Stockings diced with garter flashes

13 Waistcoat Corps

Table 4–3: Dress Order: Scottish Dress Three—Scottish Mess Dress


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Dress Order: Scottish Dress Four—Scottish Mess Dress White Jacket 4.44

4.44 This order of Scottish Mess Dress is worn by Officers and other ranks of the rank of SGT and
above when Mess Dress White Jacket is ordered for the Scottish unit or sub-unit.

4.45 It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial Item of Dress Remarks

1 Bonnet Glengarry/Balmoral blue Note (a)

2 Bow tie black

3 Corps cummerbund

4 Jacket white

5 Kilt regimental

6 Miniature emblems of unit and individual awards

7 Miniatures of orders, decorations and medals

8 Sash Scarlet Note (b)

9 Sgian dubh Optional

10 Shirt white, plain front

11 Shoes Highland, black As per Block


Scale 3002/20

12 Sporran leather As per Block


Scale 3002/20

13 Stockings diced with garter flashes

Notes

(a) Headdress should be worn by personnel performing duties or attending functions where it is appropriate,
eg military ceremonies. (Members of Colour parties remove headdress after securing the Colours.)

(b) Worn by WO2, SSGT, SGT of the RA Inf.

Table 4–4: Dress Order: Scottish Dress Four—Scottish Mess Dress White Jacket

Dress Order: Scottish Dress Five—Pipes and Drums Ceremonial Dress No 1 4.46

4.46 This order of Scottish dress is worn by members of Pipes and Drums when performing
ceremonial activities in cool weather.

4.47 It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial Item of Dress Remarks

1 Bonnet Glengarry/Balmoral/Feather

2 Brooch plaid, regimental

3 Ceremonial Jacket, green

4 Claymore WO1 note (a)

5 Cross belt

6 Dirk, regimental Optional

7 Emblems of unit and individual awards


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Serial Item of Dress Remarks

8 Gaiters Highland

9 Garter flashes

10 Gloves leather brown Note (b)

11 Hose-tops diced, regimental

12 Kilt regimental

13 Orders, decorations and medals

14 Pin Kilt, regimental

15 Plaid, regimental

16 Sash scarlet Note (d)

17 Sgian dubh Optional

18 Shoes Highland

19 Sporran, ceremonial regimental Note (c)

20 Waist belt, regimental

Notes

(a) May be worn instead of sword and accessories.

(b) Worn by WO1 on parade as ordered. Optional when not on parade.

(c) The type worn is to be in accordance with regimental customs. (Normally Horse Hair Ceremonial.)

(d) WO2, SSGT and SGT of the RA Inf.

Table 4–5: Dress Orders: Scottish Dress Five—Pipes and Drums Ceremonial Dress No 1

Dress Order: Scottish Dress Six—Pipes and Drums Ceremonial Dress No 2 4.48

4.48 This order of Scottish dress is worn by members of Pipes and Drums when performing
ceremonial activities in warm weather.

4.49 It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial Item of Dress Remarks

1 Bonnet Glengarry/Balmoral/Feather

2 Claymore WO1 note (b)

3 Cross belt

4 Emblems of unit and individual awards

5 Gaiters Highland

6 Garter flashes

7 Gloves leather brown Note (c)

8 Hose-tops diced

9 Jacket Ceremonial White Note (a)

10 Kilt regimental
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Serial Item of Dress Remarks

11 Orders, decorations and medals

12 Sash scarlet Note (e)

13 Sgian dubh Optional

14 Shoes highland black

15 Sporran, ceremonial Note (d)

16 Waist belt, regimental

Notes

(a) Jacket White Ceremonial Australian Army Band Corps, modified.

(b) May be worn instead of sword and accessories.

(c) Worn by WO1 on parade as ordered. Optional when not on parade.

(d) The type worn is to be in accordance with regimental customs. (Normally Horse Hair Ceremonial.)

(e) WO2, SSGT and SGT of the RA Inf.

Table 4–6: Dress Order: Scottish Dress Six—Pipes and Drums Ceremonial Dress No 2