Friday, August 24, 2007

Dram: Trousers Bridge Inn

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Just south of Oban there is an old stone bridge called "The Bridge Over The Atlantic" and next to it is a place knows as "Trousers Inn." The story goes that after the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Scots were forbidden to wear kilts on the mainland and had to wear trousers instead. When they would return to their home island -- across the small stone bridge which, technically, crosses the Atlantic from the mainland -- they would stop at the Inn to change out of their trousers and back into their beloved kilts. Yet another example from the "You can't make this stuff up" category!

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