Bar staff at a popular pub and music venue in Inverness, Scotland have had to give up their kilts because women kept harassing them and trying to check if they were “true Scotsman”.
Until now, the barmen at ‘Hootananny’ have worn the tartan garment in keeping with the pub’s traditional atmosphere, but they have been forced to swap to trousers because female revellers wouldn’t stop groping them.
The guys have complained of frequent sexual harassment from overexcited ladies, who would lift up their kilts to check if they were wearing anything underneath.
Kit Fraser, the owner of Hootananny, described it as “pure sexism”.
It may seem funny but it is serious, too – the women are sticking their hands up their kilts. Can you imagine if I went into a restaurant and stuck my hand up a girl’s skirt? I would be taken to the police station and rightly so.
I look after my customers but equally important are my staff. I am not forcing them to do something they don’t want to do. We fellows are very, very aware of sexism. I think the women need to catch up.