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Keith Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Keith 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

For centuries the hereditary Earls Marischal of Scotland, the Keiths held lands in Caithness and East lothian. Firmly identified with the cause of Scotlands freedom, it was Sir Robert Keith who played a key role in securing his nations victory at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 by leading a force of 500 horsemen against a company of English archers and driving them off.

The surname is derived from a number of place names in Scotland which in turn were from the Brittonic word coed meaning wood. The name appears in a number of locations in Scotland, the earliest being a Norman adventurer, Hervey Keith who married an heiress of the warrior Marbhachair.

Hervey was granted the lands of Keth from King David I around 1150. His son became Marischal (in charge of the horses) of the King of Scots. Sir Robert de Keth led the Scots cavalry at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 but died later at the Battle of Durham in 1346.

The Keiths were made Hereditary Great Marischal by Robert the Bruce, a rank they held until 1715.

The 3rd Lord Keith was given the title Earl Marischal and the 4th Earl founded Marischal College in Aberdeen.

As leaders of the Scots cavalry, the Keiths were involved in most of the major battles over the centuries. Lord Keith survived the slaughter of the Battle of Flodden in 1513 and his standard from that battle has survived to this day.

While the Keiths were associated with north-east Scotland, (they built Dunnottar Castle on its cliff-top, south of Stonehaven) a marriage to the heiress of Ackergill resulted in a move to Caithness, where they became involved in a long and bloody feud with the clan Gunn.

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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