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Hay Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Hay 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 are two traditions surrounding the emergence of the Hay Family in Scotland. At the Battle of Luncarty which took place between the Scots and the Danes (c.973), Kenneth III was saved by one of his supporters and his two sons.

In gratitude, the King commanded that a falcon be let loose from Kinoull Hill and that as far as it flew, the lands would belong to his saviour. The birds flight took in some of the best farmland in the Carse.

The name Hay is also recorded in 8th century France where the La Haye de Puits were followers of the dukes of Normandy and accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066, presumably coming to Scotland with David I.

In Scotland, William de Haye served William the Lion, and his son, also William, was among the hostages held in England during that Kings reign. On his return to Scotland, he was granted the lands of Erroll in Perthshire. From Williams younger brother Robert originate the Hays of Tweeddale who acquired their lands, at Yester in East Lothian through marriage to the heiress of the 13th century wizard, Hugo de Gifford.

However, the family fortunes really took off during the reign of Robert the Bruce when Gilbert Hay, who had fought at Bannockburn in 1314, was appointed Hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland and rewarded with the lands of Slains in Aberdeenshire.

In the 14th century, Sir Thomas Hay of Erroll married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert II. Another Sir Gilbert Hay, who fought in France with Joan of Arc against the English, is the ancestor of the Hays of Delgattie in Aberdeenshire.

Sir William Hay of Delgattie was the Marquis of Montroses Chief-of-Staff and executed in 1650. After the Restoration of Charles II he was awarded a State Funeral.

During the Reformation, the Hays remained Catholic and their castle of Old Slains was blown up under the personal supervision of James VI. However, throughout the Jacobite Uprisings of 1715 and 1745, they remained loyal to the Stuarts.

The 13th Earl of Erroll was succeeded in the Celtic tradition by his daughter, and, on her death in 1758, the title passed to her great-nephew, James Boyd, whose father, the Earl of Kilmarnock, had been executed for treason in 1746. James henceforth assumed not only the Erroll earldom, but the Chiefship of the Clan.

John, 8th Lord Hay of Yester (1593-1654), was created Earl of Tweeddale in 1646. The 2nd Earl of Tweeddale (1625-97), Chancellor of Scotland, was created Marquis of Tweeddale in 1694. The 2nd Marquis of Tweeddale (1645-1713) was Queen Annes Commissioner to the Scottish Parliament and supported the Act of Union.

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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