The kilt has been reclassified as menswear by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency, and the UK Office of National Statistics.  Earlier, the ONS, acting on behalf of Eurostat, had issued a questionnaire designed to elicit information from businesses on manufacturing trends, using a classification designed by Eurostat.  Kilt manufacturers had been told to fill in the number of kilts they sold under a section providing for women’s skirts, and threatened with fines of £1,000 if they failed to comply.  However, talks between Eurostat, the ONS and the Scottish Executive led to a satisfactory resolution: kilts may be included under wool or fine animal hair” in the men’s and boys’ section of the questionnaire.  For previous discussion of the nature of Highland dress