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MacDonald of Clanranald Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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MacDonald of Clanranald 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

John MacDonald, the Lord of the Isles, married Amy MacRuari and she bore him three sons. The youngest was Ranald and fromhim descended the Houses of Clanranald and Glengarry. As the only surviving child Ranald was to inherit the enormous area of lands his mother had brought into the family.

Instead he agreed to hold the greater part of the land, including Moidart, Lochaber and Arisaig, and let the succession go to his younger half-brother Donald around 1373. Donalds mother was a Stewart princess, daughter of Robert II.

Ranald had five sons. Donald founded the Glengarry line. The eldest, Alan, became Chief of Clanranald. In 1419 Alan died in his home, the Castle of Tirrim. Roderick, a supporter of the Lord of the Isles, took his place as Chief and died in 1481. His son, Alan, became chief and was known for his war skills. He captured Inverness Castle after a raid launched in 1491.

Dugald, the 6th Chief, was such an evil man that his own men murdered him.

There was a struggle for rule of the clan in 1544 which ended in the Battle of the Field of Shirts, so called because the battle occurred on a day so hot the fighters had to remove their heavy tartans and figh tin their long linen shirts.

Young Ranald Clanranald led the clan at the battle of Culloden. When the battle ended in defeat he fled to France until 1754. By the end of that century Reginald George MacDonald was the 18th chief and he proceeded to squeeze the people of his great estate for higher and higher rents.

Eventually he bled, * 25.95,000 a year from them, which he threw around Regency London, swanking in the fashionable world on the back of the Hebridean clansmen who had sworn their support to his family for so long.

Their misery was of no interest to him and between 1828 and 1837 he sold them and their lands to the Gordons, the most vicious landlords of the Highland Clearances.

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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