Free UK Shipping

  • MacAlpine Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

iluvscotland

MacAlpine Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

£21.00

Quantity

MacAlpine 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

Taking its name from the famed Scottish king Kenneth MacAlpin, its first chief, the clan has an ancient tradition that stretches back to at least the ninth century.

The MacAlpin dynasty ruled Scotland for about two hundred years, and its main homeland was Dunstaffnage, near Oban Argyll.

The Clan Alpine, usually called Siol Ailpein, was the name given to a number of clans claiming Royal descent. These included the MacGregors, MacNabs, Grants and MacQuarries. King Alpine, who was murdered after defeating the Picts in 834, is claimed as the ancestor of the MacAlpine clans.

Be this as it may, the name Alpine is an ancient one in Scottish history. The history of the clan is obscure, but the name is recorded in 1260 in Perthshire. In 1405, a Mordac MacKalpy was given permission by the King of England to attend the schools of Oxford and Cambridge. Early Gaelic poems refer to St Patrick as Padruig MacAlpain.

The surname of McAlpine was derived from the Scottish MacCalpan, a baptismal name the son of Ailpean. Early records of the name mention John MacCULPAN, who was recorded in the year 1260 and Walter COLPEN was documented in Scotland in the year of 1313.

John M'CALPIN was the prior of the Friar Preachers of Perth in the year 1531. Scottish surnames fall into two quite distinct groups, those of Gaelic origin and those of English origin.

The Gaelic language was brought to Scotland from Ireland around the 5th century AD, displacing the British language (an early form of Welsh) previously spoken there as well as elsewhere.

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.

Search our store