And Now, an Austrian Fling?

Archaeological discoveries in Austria give merit to claims that Austrians invented tartan kilts. A tartan sample dating to 320 BCE is causing a sensation for kiltmakers - in Austria. Discovered in Molzbichl in Carinthia, the original Celtic kilt is 1,300 years older than the Scottish variety, and a modern version is selling well in stores once known for their Lederhosen.

"The success of the Carinthian kilt in particular has surprised even me," said clothier Thomas Rettl. "I am hoping to sell more in Scotland as well, and in recognition of our shared Celtic past with the Scots I am making a deer leather kilt - a mixture of a tartan cloth and a pair of lederhosen."

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