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Black Watch offers Scottish tunes
KILTS from page 9
him to research the history of the
land of his ancestors.
Helmuth said The Black Watch
began in 1729 as a police regiment
patrolling the Scottish border.
There are a few legends explain
ing how the patrol received the nick
name that would become its identity.
The most popular explanation,
Helmuth said, is the tartan (the kilt
pattern) color worn by the regiment.
“Each tartan is distinctive to its
own clan,” Helmuth said. “(The regi
ment) took the colored stripes out of
their kilts and came up with a gener
The black kilt explanation is per
haps the most widely accepted leg
i end, but Helmuth said another story
is also likely.
One of die functions of the origi
nal corps involved investigating
blackmail and exploitation among
territorial clans fighting for posses
sion of fresh water, land and other
assets; earning the group the omi
nous title ofThe Blade Watch.
Helmuth said the regiment was
soon engaged in battles in France,
Along with the kilts, the bagpipes were
used to unnerve the other forces, making
the hair on their necks stand on end ”
associate vice chancellor for research
forging a tradition of combat that
spanned from the 19th century to
both World Wars to die Gulf War.
Today, The Black Watch proudly
continues this tradition of military
excellence along with maintaining
its historical roots, garb and cere
Music played an essential role in
European combat, and the Scots
employed two basic instruments in
warfare, the bagpipe and the drums,
“There is a double usage for the
bagpipe,” he said, “a ceremonial one
like a single bagpipe to express
mourning, often with a funeral.
“Along with the kilts, the bag
pipes were used to unnerve die other
forces, making the hair on their
necks stand on end.”
To give directions to forces,
drums were used to issue orders to
those on the fiddof battle.
The carefully guarded traditions
of the Scots Guard have earned the
division of the British forces special
privileges: It is the Scots Guard,
bedecked in the giant beaver-hats,
which protects Buckingham palace;
and it was a member of The Black
Watch who played the bagpipes as
the British flag was forever removed
from Hong Kong last summer.
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