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BAR­MEN at a tra­di­tional Scot­tish pub will not wear kilts af­ter women con­stantly groped them to check if they were “true Scots­men”.

The staff at pop­u­lar In­ver­ness pub Hootananny al­ways wore tar­tan kilts, in keep­ing with the pub’s im­age.

Con­stant sex­ual ha­rass­ment from women who lifted up the kilts — or stuck their hand un­der the kilt — to see if they were naked un­der­neath has forced a change in cloth­ing. Now trousers are be­ing worn. Hootananny owner Kit Fraser told the In­ver­ness Courier that the women’s ac­tions were “pure sex­ism”. A HEAT­LEY re­tiree is sev­eral thou­sand dol­lars richer thanks to his footy- tip­ping prow­ess.

James Maloney is one of two win­ners of the $ 9500 jack­pot in the Townsville Bul­letin Tip and Win com­pe­ti­tion, tak­ing home half the prize.

Mr Maloney said he had been en­ter­ing tip­ping com­pe­ti­tions for a long time.

“I do it for a fun thing on the week­end,” he said.

“I watch the footy and cheer on the teams I picked.”

Mr Maloney had one pre­vi­ous win in the Tip and Win com­pe­ti­tion last year but only took home $ 200 at the time.

He said he was sur­prised about his jack­pot win as he was not con­fi­dent about his picks.

“Last week I just chucked in a cou­ple of odd­balls, ones that weren’t ex­pected to win but to see how they went,” he said.

“If I’d gone for the ones you thought would win, I would have got nowhere. I missed out by one a cou­ple of weeks ago.”

Mr Maloney plans to spend his $ 4750 win on rates and Christ­mas shop­ping.

“I’m very happy about he said.

Among Mr Maloney’s com­mon picks have been the Bron­cos, the Storm and Cowboys.

“I sup­port the Cowboys but I still see who they’re play­ing,” he said. “They’ve been play­ing well this year so you’d be a fool not to tip them.”





Tip and Win jack­pot win­ner James Maloney.

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