What is a Ghillie Brogue? standard

Ghillie brogues are traditional Scottish shoes generally seen with a formal kilt outfit, often for events such as weddings or ceilidh dancing.  The Ghillie or Gillie Hardy II, James; A Young Gillie, with Setters and Dead Game; Royal Holloway, University of London; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/a-young-gillie-with-setters-and-dead-game-12828 A Gillie or ghillie is an ancient Gaelic term for a person who acts as a manservant on fishing, hunting, and deer stalking expedition. The gillies would carry all the Laird’s equipment rods, guns, blankets, whiskey, etc. It wasn’t unheard of to be asked to carry your Laird over boggy areas or shallow rivers so they wouldn’t get their feet wet. This brings us nicely to one of the more unusual features of a traditional ghillie brogue is the lack of ...

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