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MacIntosh Clan Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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MacIntosh Clan 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 MacKintosh, the clans founder was reputed to have been a son MacDuff, ancestor of the ancient Earls of Fife, who held lands in Moray. Lachlan MacKintosh was recognised as Chief of the great confederation of clans known as the Clan Chattan in 1672, and in the following century MacIntoshes were in the field in support of the Jacobite cause in both the 1715 and 1745 risings.

Inverness-shire is the home of the MacIntoshes. The MacIntosh chiefs were Captains of the Clan Chattan Confederation of Clans. They were powerful and influential in Highland affairs, and their lands stretched from Petty to Lochaber. They engaged in clan feuds and fought at the Battle of Mulroy, the last clan battle against the MacDonnells.

During the Jacobite Rising of 1715 the clans were out under Brigadier MacIntosh of Borlum. During the 1745 rising the chief was in Loudons Highlanders, but the clan fought in support of the Jacobites. Anne Farquharson, wife of the chief, was instrumental in saving Prince Charlies life when an attempt was made to capture him. The Rout of Moy was planned by her.

The Scottish clan Macintosh is traceable to Shaw MacDuff in about 1160. MacDuff, who took the name McIntosh and became the first chief of the clan, was awarded lands in Inverness for his support of Malcolm IV in opposing a rebellion.

In 1160, Shaw MacDuff went on an expedition with Malcolm IV to try to stop rebellion in Morayshire.

In 1163, he was made constable of Inverness Castle and granted land in the Finhorn valley. These lands became the heartland of the Macintosh clan and the place where the chiefs would be buried.

The clan name includes the variations McIntosh, MacIntosh, Macintosh, and MacKintosh. The word MacIntosh comes from the Gaelic Mac an Toisich, which translates to Son of Thane. Toisich or Thane means leader, or Chief.
In the Macintosh Coat of Arms there is a red lion at upper left.

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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