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Johnny - have you got a licence for that Sporran??? by Spursfan on 25 June 2007 5:56pm
 
Well....have you?

From the Daily Mail:

'Kilt wearers may have to obtain licences for their sporrans


Do you have a licence for that sporran?

Kilt wearers may have to obtain licences for their sporrans under EU rules brought in to protect wild animals, it has been claimed.

The regulations require anyone who has acquired any part of a range of protected species since 1994 to register it with the authorities.


Included are otters and badgers, whose fur was once commonly used to make sporrans.


Fishing flies made from animal hair also fall within the legislation, just introduced in Scotland to bring it into line with the rest of Europe. Taxidermists, museums, schools and universities must all comply with the regulations.


Richard Paylor, a taxidermist in the Scottish Highlands, said: "Does it mean there will be sporran police carrying out spot-checks on kilt wearers?


"Fishermen who make flies from fur or beachcombers who pick up the bone of a whale or dolphin will have to obtain licences to keep them."

Those who do not comply face a maximum penalty of a £5,000 fine or six months in jail.


Although wild animal hair was once commonly used to make sporrans, most modern versions are synthetic.'

 
Re: Johnny - have you got a licence for that Sporran??? by johnnythemonkey on 25 June 2007 7:44pm
 
They should issue licences to wear kilts unless you are in the military or a pipe band.
Every half-wit in Scotland wears one on their wedding day, usually in tartan they have no 'entitlement' to wear.
The only licence I have is 007........licenced to thrill. ;)
 
Re: Johnny - have you got a licence for that Sporran??? by tucsonmike on 25 June 2007 8:24pm
 
I want to get a Buchanan tartan to wear to Toastmasters to flip out our former President. I am not a Buchanan, but married one.
 
Re: Johnny - have you got a licence for that Sporran??? by Spursfan on 25 June 2007 8:44pm
 
Somewhere back in my father's line there are Scottish Stuarts or Stewarts, not sure which so presume members of the family could wear the tartan.

Presuming that as a half-wit you too wore a kilt at your wedding then, Johnny?
 
Re: Johnny - have you got a licence for that Sporran??? by johnnythemonkey on 26 June 2007 12:26am
 
I don't do anything by half Anne, so my wits are intact.
I think you must fantasise about me in a kilt, as I've told you before that I got married in a very 70's three piece suit.
The trend for numpties to get garbed out in highland dress is relatively recent.
My father was in The Black Watch during WW2 and sometimes went into battle wearing a kilt but got married in a nice suit in 1946. ( I was to be born 20 years later :) )
 
Re: Johnny - have you got a licence for that Sporran??? by Spursfan on 26 June 2007 9:19am
 
*Anne puts on white coat, gets out a psychiatrist couch and affects a bad German accent*

Johnny, lie on the couch please. I detect something bitter and twisted deep in your psyche concerning kilts.

That will be £500 please.

;-)
 
Re: Johnny - have you got a licence for that Sporran??? by johnnythemonkey on 26 June 2007 9:46am
 
It's you that keeps bringing up the subject of bloody kilts !
If I did wear one , I'd 'moon' at you !
 
Re: Johnny - have you got a licence for that Sporran??? by Spursfan on 26 June 2007 10:28am
 
That's ok, just keep denying it Johnny - you know you like to wear one when there is a full moon lol!

As for me I can't stand seeing men in kilts, sorry! Men's legs are much nicer (not to say sexier!) encased in tight blue denim if you ask me!! ;-)

 
Re: Johnny - have you got a licence for that Sporran??? by peripatetically on 27 June 2007 1:21am
 
Anne , you haven't seen the Donnelly men's legs, nor my sexy Honey, although the latter isn't Scottish and hasn't worn one. jeans are great, but skin, if right, is very tantalizing! uh uhmmmmmm..Clears throat!
 



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