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Barmen at pub stop wearing kilts as women kept grabbing their penises

Staff were forced to abandon wearing the traditional Scottish garment
Staff were forced to abandon wearing the traditional Scottish garment

Barmen at a pub in Scotland have been forced to cease wearing kilts as drunk women kept lifting them up and sometimes even grabbing their penises.

Staff at Hootananny in Inverness were forced to abandon wearing the traditional Scottish garment and revert to wearing normal trousers due to the repeated problems they were facing. 

Employees were increasingly hounded by groups of women who would 'circle' around them before lifting their kilts while trying to grab their male appendages. 

Owner of the bar Kit Fraser said the incidents were 'pure sexism', and that women needed to 'catch up' with men on the issue. 

"It may seem funny but it is serious, too – the women are sticking their hands up their kilts," Fraser told the Inverness Courier.

"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.

"We fellows are very, very aware of sexism. I think the women need to catch up."

The pub's assistant manager, Iain Howie, said it usually happened at the weekends when large groups of women would descend on the pub and circle the staff. 

"The first few times, it is funny. But when it is really busy and everyone has to work fast and hard, and your hands are full of glasses, you feel quite vulnerable."