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Brodie Red Modern Tartan Clan Scarf

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Brodie Red Modern Tartan Scarf (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

One of the oldest Scottish clans, whose shadowy origins lie in the far north in royal courts of the ancient Pictish kings. It was one of these kings, Brude, who received St.Columba at his court in Inverness in the sixth century.

The Province of Moray has been the home of the Brodies since the 12th century and Brodie Castle, near Forres, is the home of the chief. In 1645 Lord Lewis Gordon burned the old Brodie house and the family charters and papers were destroyed. It is thus difficult to find much regarding the clans early history.

John of Brodie is said to have assisted the Mackenzies against the MacDonalds at the Battle of Blair-na-Park in 1466, and in 1550 Alexander Brodie and over 100 others were denounced as rebels for attacking Cumming of Altyre. Alexander Brodie of Brodie was a Senator of the College of Justice and Member of Parliament from 1643 to 1649.

There are three possible origins for this name. Firstly, a place name on the Moray Firth (brothac is a Gaelic word meaning muddy) or secondly from the Flemish word for brother. Thirdly, that the name derives from a Pictish royal family named Brude.

There is certainly evidence of Pictish settlements around Brodie and it appears that Malcolm, Thane of Brodie, was a descendant of the old Pictish aristocracy. His son was granted a charter for property in Moray by Robert the Bruce, not for services rendered but because of an ancient right of his ancestors. Early records of the family are scant as many were burnt in 1645 by Lord Lewis Gordon during the Civil War.

Alexander Brodie of Brodie (1617-79) was a staunch Presbyterian who was among those who destroyed carvings and paintings in Elgin Cathedral in 1640 because he considered them to be idolatrous. In 1649 he was one of the commissioners sent to negotiate with the exiled King Charles II for his return to Scotland. He later accepted judicial office under the Protectorate set up by Oliver Cromwell (though only after Cromwells death).

Brodies spread beyond Moray and Alexander Brodie was Lord of Session in Edinburgh in 1657-61 and other Brodies were prominent in the legal profession in the 17th century.

Castle Brodie was started in the 16th century and is now in the care of the National Trust. In 1727, Alexander Brodie of Brodie became Lord Lyon, King of Arms, responsible for heraldry in Scotland. There is a striking portrait of Alexander in his official robes on display in Brodie Castle. Alexander was Lord Lyon during the Jacobite Uprising and supported the Duke of Cumberland during the campaign.

In the 18th century, Deacon William Brodie was a respected Edinburgh councillor by day and a successful burglar by night. His exploits are said to have inspired Robert Louis Stevensons Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The Brodie clan motto is Unite.

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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