Battle fashion of medieval Scots not kilts

Lovers of the great kilt might be somewhat disturbed to learn that medieval Scottish soldiers dressed in war shirts dyed yellow with horse urine rather than the traditional kilt depicted in Mel Gibson's Braveheart. Simon Johnson of the Telegraph has the story.

"A lot of historians quite rightly stated that the film Braveheart was not terribly accurate, but what they didn't admit was that they didn't have a clue what would be accurate," said Scottish historian Fergus Cannan. "Instead of kilts," he said "they wore saffron-coloured tunics called leine croich and used a range of ingredients to get the boldest possible colours."