Another case of the savage hand of scholastic authority wielded against a youngster of Scots origin who wanted to wear his kilt to a school event, in this case a high school prom in Alexandria, Minnesota. It does sound a bit harsh; and I'm sure Eric Schulzentenberg has braw knees, too! (thru Dave at backword)
This is the second such incident recently - the last one I heard about was at a graduation ceremony at Cambridge University. My post entitled Och, we'll hae nae skirrrts here! adopted, on reflection, rather too whimsical (and snide) a tone - maybe we (Scots) do need to be a bit more forthright about this kind of thing. Soon they'll be banning that other Scottish heritage item, the deep-fried Mars bar!!