Ski and do snowboarding with new kilt

A NEW twist on the traditional kilt is to enable snowboarders to show off their Scottish heritage on the slopes.

The snowboarding kilt, created by Thistle Street-based Howie Nicholsby, has reversible, herringbone tweed on one side with waterproof nylon on the other. The design was commissioned by Canadian snowboard instructor Derek Quinn.

Mr Nicholsby said: "It's custom-built for snowboarding. There are sponges around the buckles so that you don't get hurt if you fall. It's more functional than a normal kilt."