labrador road 26I would sure love to have one myself, but heard something that is not proper to wear one if your not Scottish
Oh no! Go right ahead, there is no problem! You have my permission, if anyone asks... ;-)
Seriously, Scottish people are just pleased to see someone take an interest, there are no restrictions on where you come from, and lots of people from all over the world, of all races, colours and creeds (or none) wear the kilt.It might have something to do with the pattern being connected to the clans if I'm not mistaken.
Well very few tartans have prohibitions placed on them, so you will usually be safe. Some of the royal tartans, like Balmoral, are only to be worn by members of the British Royal Family and their household; some clans have a tartan reserved exclusively for the chieftain.
Many clans will let you join if you don't actually have a clan of your own, and you could actually join more than one if you so desired - they tend to operate clan societies, and may have a branch in your area.
Another option would be to find a district tartan (there are many of these, and they probably predate family tartans) representing geographic areas; or regimental tartans with a military history, and if you have a regiment in your locale, you could wear that tartan as a show of support; and there are even corporate ones for companies (although it is unlikely that you would want to wear a Scottish Gas kilt if you didn't work for them).
If you can't make your mind up from thse options, you have the universal tartans, such as Black Watch and Royal Stewart (which are also regimental and royal tartans respectively), which anyone
If something different, you could always have a black one, or a denim one, or a cammo one, or even a leather one...
Also if you look at the page here
, you will see that Swedes have a connection to a couple of tartans, so that might be a start.
Mainly just go for a look you like - some tartans are horrible garish things, and some are lovely, so just choose the one you like!
Me, I have a Scottish kilt, but made in an Irish regional tartan, because that's where my dad's and mum's ancestors came from.