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MacNab Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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MacNab 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 founder of the Clan MacNab is said to have belonged to the clerical profession. In Gaelic, Mac an Abu means the son of abbot. He is said to have been Abbot of Glendochart. The title Mac an Abuev entually became one of three variations used today, MacNabb, MacNab or McNab.

The MacNabs were a considerable clan before the reign of Alexander III of Scotland. When King Robert the Bruce commenced his struggle for the crown of Scotland the Clan MacNab along with the Clan MacDougall fought against Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Dalree.

After this when the cause of Robert the Bruce had prevailed his vicorious troops ravaged the lands of MacNab. All of MacNabs family writs were destroyed. Of the MacNabs possessions only the Barony of Bowain or Bovain remained with them when Gilbert MacNab received a charter from King David II of Scotland. Gilbert MacNab died during the reign of King Robert II of Scotland.

Chief Finlay MacNab received a charter during the reign of King James IV of Scotland dated January 9th 1502. His son designated the fifth Laird witnessed a charter from the King to Duncan Campbell in 1511.

During the Anglo-Scottish Wars the MacNab chiefs eldest son is believed to have possibly been killed at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. The 8th chief himself, Finlay, who died in 1525 at Eilan Ran andis buried at Killin, granted lands of Ewer and Leiragan to his wife, Mariat Campbell, for her lifetime.

In turn his son also called Finlay MacNab the sixth laird mortgaged a great portion of his lands to Campbell of Glenorchy, ancestor of the Marquis of Breadalbane.

The 7th laird was also called Finlay MacNab. This chief entered a bondof friendship with his cousin Lauchlin MacKinnion of Strathairdle from Clan MacKinnion on the 12th July 1606. This chief carried on the deadly feud with the Clan Neish or MacNeish who possessed lands in the upper part of Strathearn and inhabited the lower part of Loch Earn which they called Neish Island.

Many battles were fought between the MacNabs and Neishes with various success. The last battle between them was fought at Glenboultachan where the MacNabs were victorious. The Neishes were killed almost to a man. However some Neishes survived and continued to live on which they called Neish Island. The Neishes continued to plunder the neighbourhood and feuds continued.

One Christmas the chief of MacNabs sent his servant to Crieff for provisions however on his return he was attacked and robbed of all provisions. He survived and returned empty handed to the MacNab chief.The chief had twelve sons who were all men of great strength but one above all was exceedingly athletic and the strongest of them all. He was called in gaelic Iain mion Mac an Appa or Smooth John MacNab. The brothers set out carrying on their shoulders a fishing boat. They arrived at Loch Earn where they launched the boat and passed over to Neish Island. Smooth John MacNab kicked open the door of the Neishes house, the MacNabs killed all of the Neishes who were taken by surprise. However two Neishes, a man and a boy survived by hiding under a bed.

During the Civil War the Clan MacNab supported the Royalist cause of King Charles I. The MacNabs are known to have fought in support of James Graham the 1st Marquess of Montrose. The MacNab chief with his clan are known to have fought bravely at the Battle of Kilsyth wherethey were victorious. They fought together alongside their allies of the Clan Robertson and Clan Ogilvy.

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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