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Buchanan Antique Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Buchanan Antique 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

The founder of the clan was an Irish warrior who, in about 1016m helped Scotlands Malcolm II in his battles to repel Viking invaders. The grateful monarch rewarded him with lands to the east of Loch Lomond, from which the clan takes its name. In the early 14th century they joined with Robert the Bruce in the struggle for the nation's freedom English domination.

The early origin of this family is said to be a son of the king of Ulster who landed in Argyll around 1016 and was rewarded with land on the east side of Loch Lomond by King Malcolm II, for service in fighting Nordic invaders.

The area was known as Buth chanain, Gaelic for house of the canon and may have been connected with the ancient Celtic Church.

The land was to remain in the possession of Buchanans until 1682 when the 22nd laird of Buchanan died and the estates had to be sold to repay debts. The mansion house of Buchanan is now owned by the Graham Dukes of Montrose.

The clan flourished after supporting Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Independence at the start of the 14th century.

In the 15th century, Sir Alexander Buchanan was amongst the 7,000 Scots who fought in France against King Henry IV of England, distinguishing himself at Agincourt and Beauge. In the latter battle in Normandy in 1421, he killed the Duke of Clarence and captured his ducal cap - which is now represented in the clan coat of arms.

The clan chief fell at the Battle of Flodden in 1513 and the clan were involved in the Battle of Pinkie in 1547 and Langside in 1568.

In the 16th century George Buchanan, born in Killearn in Stirlingshire in 1506, travelled widely abroad and had a career as a writer, poet, humanist and Protestant reformer.

He was a tutor to Mary Queen of Scots and later to her son, King James VI. He is credited with providing the foundation of the monarchs undoubted academic success.

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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