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MacGregor Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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MacGregor 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

Also known as Clan Gregor and claiming a descent from the ancient kings of Dalriada, the clans homeland's were the western border of Perthshire and the eastern border of Argyll. Outlawed and persecuted for more than two hundred years, with even the very name of MacGregor banned, the clan maintained precarious existence by raiding neighbouring clans.

One of the most famous of clans, the MacGregors claim royal descent from Grigor, son of King Alpin, who flourished in the 8th century. They possessed Glenorchy, Glenlyon, Glenstrae and other lands in Perth and Argyll. They held their lands by right of the sword and were ferocious and warlike.

As a result of their lawlessness their name and part of their lands were proscribed. The MacGregor chief supported Prince Charlie and fought at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. It was not until 1775 that the proscription on their name was removed. Rob Roy, the famous outlaw, was a son of Lt.-Col. MacGregor of Glengyle.

Clan Gregor is the senior member of Clan Alpin and in the reign of Alexander II, held the lands of Glenstrae, Glenlochy, Glen Lyon and Glen Orchy. Tradition has it that they are the descendants of Grigor, third son of Kenneth MacAlpin, King of Scots in the 9th century, hence the Clan Motto Royal is my Race.

When Robert the Bruce gifted the Barony of Loch Awe, which included the MacGregor lands, to the Campbell's, an uneasy confrontation commenced. It lasted for almost two centuries, with the MacGregors retreating into remote Glenstrae and operating as cattle raiders in order to survive.

In 1519, Black Iain of Glenstrae died without an heir, and the Campbells supported the succession of Eian, who had married the daughter of Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy. The MacGregors fought against the Earl of Hertfords invasion at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547. In 1647, Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, who had acquired the superiority of Glenorchy from his kinsman, the Earl of Argyll, refused to recognise the MacGregor claim to the estate.

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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