Kilt Apron

Black Watch Officers c. 1914/15; The Black Watch Museum; Bob Marrion Collection.
Black Watch officers c. 1914/15; The Black Watch Museum; Bob Marrion Collection. Notice the protective kilt aprons, with pockets to replace the sporran.

Highlanders’ Bayonet Charge

Troops of 6th Battalion, The Black Watch, stage a bayonet charge over trenches during a training exercise, 1940.
Troops of 6th Battalion, The Black Watch, stage a bayonet charge over a trench during a training exercise, 1940. Alas! no kilts.

Kilted Sentry

Highland gas sentry reading a letter from home. Note the gas alarm near at hand.

Gordon Highlanders in the Trenches

Dressed in their kilts or khaki shorts, this image shows a group of Gordon Highlanders taking a brief rest during a march to the frontline trenches during the Great War. This sheltering hole appears quite dry, unlike the usual Western Front images of puddles and mud. It is difficult to establish whether this infantry foxhole is a planned sheltering hole or a crater that was caused by shelling or a mine explosion.

Black Watch in the Trenches

Men of the Black Watch in a trench, circa 1914/1915.