Medieval Scots fought ‘in bright yellow war shirts not Braveheart kilts’

Published on June 29th, 2009 | by Admin


Medieval Scottish soldiers fought wearing bright yellow war shirts, dyed by horse urine.

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.

“What the Scottish soldiers wore in the country’s greatest battles is an area that, up until now, has not been properly studied,” he said.

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