Daily Record

SIR Richard Branson admitted yesterday he has no idea how to wear a kilt – and proved it by lifting his bright red tartan.

The Virgin boss, who claims to be half-Scottish, revealed a pair of white boxer shorts with a cheeky message for his rivals as he launched his airline’s domestic service to Edinburgh.

The tycoon was left red-faced nine years ago when he was pictured alongside the Flying Scotsman wearing a kilt back to front.

To ensure he didn’t repeat the gaffe as he touched down at Edinburgh airport yesterday, Branson hired Howie Nicklesby, of the city’s 21st Century Kilts, to dress him.

Daily Record

April 2013