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Gunn Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Gunn 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

The Gunns are of Viking descent through the marriage of Gunni, grandson of Sweyn Asleifsson, and Ragnhild, a descendant of St Ragnavald, who built St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, on Orkney. Clan Gunn occupied the northern areas of Caithness and Sutherland and were sworn enemies of Clan Keith.

Several battles took place over the 15th century, at Harpsdale in 1426, at Tannach Moor in 1438, and at Dirlot in 1464. Eventually it was decided that a peace should be struck and the two Chiefs agreed to meet at the Chapel of St Tears, near the Gunn stronghold of AckergillCastle, each bringing with them twelve horses. However, the Keiths appeared with two clansmen on each horse and the Gunns were out numbered two-to-one.

The Gunn chief and four of his sons were killed, and to avenge this, James Gunn, the surviving son, later killed the Keith chief and his son at their castle of Ackergill.

This brought the Earls of Caithness and Sutherland into the dispute and there were heavy losses on both sides. By 1594 the Gunns were being listed, as one of the broken clans of the North.

In 1978, the Earl of Kintore, Chief of Clan Keith, and Iain Gunn of Banniskirk, Commander of the Clan Gunn, signed a Treaty of Friendship between the two Clans at the site of the Chapel, thus bringing to an end a five hundred year old feud.

The Gunns of Killearnan married twice into the family of Lord Reay, Chief of Clan Mackay, but in a later generation their lands were lost through debt. Sir William Gunn (1603-1661), a younger son of the Braemor branch, known as the Robson Gunns, became a General in the Holy Roman Empire.

A Sir James Gunn is believed to have accompanied Prince Henry St Clair of Orkney on his epic voyage to Estotiland (later known as Nova Scotia) in 1398.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, as tenants of the Sutherland estates,many of the members of Clan Gunn, emigrated to Canada and New Zealand.The Chiefship is today dormant and the clan is led by Gunn of Banniskirk under the title of Commander.

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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