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MacDonald of Glengarry Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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MacDonald of Glengarry 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 Glengarry branch of Clan Donald originates from the marriage of Ranald, son of John of Islay, and Amy Macruari, heiress to a vast inheritance of lands in the Outer Hebrides. Their second son Donald founded the Glengarry line.

In 1539, Alexander, Chief of Glengarry, received a Charter from James V for lands at Glengarry and Morar, half the lands of Lochalsh, Lochcarron and Lochbroom. Donald, 8th of Glengarry, lived to be over 100, during which time Glengarry was erected into a Free Barony

His grandson Aeneas, who became 9th Chief, fought with the Marquis of Montrose against the Marquis of Argyll at the Battle of Inverlochy in 1645.

Aeneas also fought for the Royalist Cause against Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, and as a consequence, the Glengarry estates were forfeited by the Commonwealth.

At the Restoration, the estates were returned and he was created Lord Macdonell and Aros, although when he died without an heir, the title became extinct.

The Glengarry MacDonells supported the Stuart Cause during the Jacobite Uprisings of 1715 and 1745, although Alasdair Ruadh, 13th Chief, was captured and imprisoned in London and later spied for the Government, becoming known as Pickle the Spy.

Alexander MacDonnell (1762-1840) became a Roman Catholic priest and helped to raise the Glengarry Fencibles. He was created Vicar Apostolic of Upper Canada in 1819 and Bishop of Kingston (Canada) in 1826.

General Sir James Macdonell(1781-1857), brother of the 14th Chief, fought under the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.

Places of Interest:
Strome Castle, Loch Carron, Wester Ross. Originally built for the earls of Ross, it was made over to the Chief of Glengarry by James V in 1539. Today it is a ruin.

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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