Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ,
At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Thirty-first Day of October, Anno Domini 1780, in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of Faith, &c.
And from thence continued, by several Prorogations, to the Twenty-seventh Day of November, 1781; being the Second Session of the Fifteenth Parliament of Great Britain.
Printed by CHARLES EYRE and WILLIAM STRAHAN,
Printers to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty. 1782.
ANNO VICESIMO SECUNDO
Georgii III. Regis.
An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of King George the Second, (for the more effectual disarming the Highlands in Scotland, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned), as restrains the Use of the Highland Dress.
WHEREAS by an Act, made in the Nineteenth year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the more effectual disarming the Highlands in Scotland, and for more effectually securing the Peace of the said Highlands; and for restraining the Use of the Highland Dress; and for further indemnifying such Persons as have acted in Defence of His Majesty’s Person and Government, during the unnatural Rebellion; and for indemnifying the Judges and other Officers of the Court of Justiciary in Scotland, for not performing the Northern Circuit in May, One thousand seven hundred and forty-six; and for obliging the Masters and Teachers of private Schools in Scotland, and Chaplains, Tutors, and Governors of Children or Youth, to take the Oaths to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and top register the same; it was, among other Things, enacted, That, from and after the First Day of August, One thousand seven hundred and forty-seven, no Man or Boy, within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, other than such as should be employed as Officers and Soldiers in His Majesty’s Forces, should, on any Pretence whatsoever, wear or put on the Clothes, commonly called Highland Clothes; (that is to say), The Plaid, Philebeg or little Kilt, Trowse, Shoulder Belts, or any Part whatsoever of what peculiarly belongs to the Highland Garb, and that no Tartan, or Party-coloured Plaid or Stuff, should be used for Great Coats or for Upper Coats, under the Penalties therein mentioned; and the Time appointed for laying aside the Highland Dress was, in certain Cases therein mentioned, further prolonged by Two several Acts, One made in the Twentieth, and the other in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Second: And whereas it is judged expedient that so much of the Acts above mentioned as restrains the Use of the Highland Dress should be repealed: Be it therefore enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That so much of the Acts above mentioned, or any other Act or Acts of Parliament, as restrains the Use of the Highland Dress, be, and the same are hereby repealed.