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Graham of Montrose Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Graham of Montrose 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

There is a legend that Gramus, a chief of Caledonia, was instrumental in demolishing the Roman Wall built by the Roman Emperor Antoninus between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. However, William de Graham is the first recorded of the name in Scotland and was given lands in Midlothian by David I in the 12th century.

In the 13th century, the family married into the earldom of Strathearn and acquired lands at Auchterarder in Perthshire. Sir Nicholas de Graham is recorded as attending the Scottish Parliament in 1290, an occasion upon which the marriage between Princess Margaret.

Maid of Norway and Prince Edward of England was negotiated. Sir John de Graham, a supporter of Sir William Wallace, fell at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298.

In 1325, the Grahams were confirmed in the lord ships of Kinnabar and Old Montrose. In 1370, they acquired the lands of Mugdock, north of Glasgow. Sir William Graham married Princess Mary Stewart, a youngerdaughter of Robert III, and, in 1451, their grandson Patrick was created Lord Graham.

In 1504, Patricks grandson was created 1st Earl of Montrose, but fell fighting for his king nine years later at the Battle of Flodden.

James, 5th Earl of Montrose (1612-50), elevated to become 1st Marquis of Montrose, was a staunch supporter of Charles I and Charles II against Oliver Cromwells Commonwealth. A brilliant military leader, he was betrayed, captured and executed in Edinburgh in 1650.

After the Restoration, his remains were honoured with a State Funeral. In 1707, his descendant James, 4th Marquis of Montrose, was created 1st Duke of Montrose in 1707.

Another prominent member of the family was John Graham of Claverhouse (1648-89), created Viscount Dundee (Bonnie Dundee). A persecutor of the Covenanters, he was a loyal Jacobite campaigner and died fighting at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.

Thomas Graham of Balgowan (1748-1843) raised the 90th Regiment of Footin 1793. He was Second-in- Command to the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War and was created Lord Lynedoch in 1814.

James Gillespie Graham (1777-1855) was a prominent architect involved in the creation of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town. Kenneth Graham (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh and wrote The Wind in the Willows.

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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