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Here are some members of the 79th NY in 1872. Note that half are wearing the distinctive unique 79th NY two-row diced prewar/wartime Glengarries, half the postwar 93rd Highlanders glengarries. Only the fellow on the far right is wearing the prewar 1858-1861 style sporran.

The Charge of the 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders at Escaut Canal, Belgium, 21 May 1940 by David Rowlands. The last Highland Regiment to wear a kilt in battle.

The Scottish soldiers who fought in WWI do so in kilts. These men were able to hold everything they needed and were sticking with their traditional form of dress.