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Anderson Modern Tartan Clan Scarf

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Anderson Modern Tartan Clan Scarf

Fibre: 100% Pure New Wool Scarf Size 150cm x 30cm (60"x 12") Measurements include fringes at each end.

All clan scarves are made of 100% pure new wool making it soft to the touch and it keeps you warm. Each Clan scarf is a true reflection of the given family Tartan plaid. Also each Scarf comes with it own header card, and on the back is a brief history of the clan. A Clan scarf makes an ideal gift for a friend, family member or a treat for yourself.

You do not have to be Scottish to own a Clan scarf As Tartan is Fashion all over the world and A clan scarf makes a ideal gift for him or her for any occasion any time of the year. We have over 170 Tartan Clan designs with some generic designs to reflect special places and names which has its own tartan.

Care: how to care for your Wool product (see below)

Brief Clan History

Known as the Sons of Andrew, referring to Scotlands patron saint, St Andrew, the clan's ancestral homeland is in Badenoch. Once a part of the mighty Clan Chattan confederation of clans and involved in many bloody battles, many of the name have also achieved fame as scholars, including the famed seventeenth century mathematician Alexander Anderson.

Son of Andrew originally signified a devotee of the patron saint of Scotland, St.Andrew. It was the 8th most frequent surname at the General Register Office in 1995. Andrew is also a popular forename in Scotland. Unsurprisingly, Anderson is more frequent in the south and central Scotland and MacAndrew in the Highlands.

But a family in Islay named Macillandrais took the Lowland version Anderson, making life confusing for genealogists. The names are spread around Scotland and so there is no recognised clan territory. However a group of MacAndrews were said to have originated in Moidart and moved to Badenoch around 1400.

The MacAndrews were associated with the MacDonnells of Glengarry and sometimes wear that tartan. However, the clan has been a sept of Clan Chattan since the 15th century.

An early appearance of the name was David le fitz Andreu who was a burgess in Peebles in the Scottish Borders, in the 13th century. A member of the MacAndrew Clan, Iain Beg MacAindrea, is reputed to have pursued a raiding party from Lochaber in 1670 and killed most of them with his longbow.

Andrew Anderson introduced printing to Glasgow in 1638 and was encouraged to move to Edinburgh to become the King's printer for Scotland in 1671.

Andersons from Dovehill have been traced back to 1540 and a John Anderson (1636-1710) from Dovehill was Lord Provost of Glasgow eight times. But he was not always fortunate - he invested 1,000 pounds in the disastrous Darien (Panama) scheme in 1696.

How to wash

In the first instance we recommend dry cleaning all wool products.

If you wish wash by hand or by machine please do not wring the item, or allow the item to float free in a washing machine. when using a machine always place your product in a pillow case so that it does not tangle or loose its shape.

By hand wash gently using luke warm water and when drying taking great care to ensure that the item is placed flat on a towel for it to dry. This way the product will keep its shape and its softness, and look as new as when first bought.
Always use a recommended wool detergent ie Woolite.

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