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Marshall Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Marshall 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

As one of the septs of the proud Clan Keith, Marshalls of today are entitled to share in the clans traditions, including its crest and motto. For centuries the hereditary Earls Marischal of Scotland, the Keiths and their Marshall kinsfolk held lands in Caithness and East Lothian, and were firmly identified with the cause of Scotlands freedom.

This name means horse servant and may, probably, be interpreted as farrier. It is believed to have been introduced to Britain at the time of the Norman Conquest. It is on record in Scotland in the 12th century.

The name is found in Aberdeenshire at an early date, also in Glasgow and St.Andrews. In the process of time the office of Marshal became one of great dignity.

The earliest record of the name is Maledoni Marescal in 1136, who witnessed a gift of the lands of Partick to the church in Glasgow, Partick is still the name of a district in that city. Later in the 12th century, Gillecolm Marescald witnessed a charter by William, the Lion of Kinbethac to the earl of Strathern and Guidone Marescaldus witnesseda charter by the bishop of St Andrews.

Early in the 13th century, Adam, marescallus of the bishop of Glasgow, witnessed a sale of land in Glasgow. All of these would indicate that the bearers of the name were people in responsible positions (and who could read and write in an age when illiteracy was the norm).

As landed gentry, a number of Marschals were amongst those required byKing Edward I of England to pay homage and sign the "Ragman Roll" in1296.

William "Billy" Marshall (reputedly born in Ayrshire around 1672 and lasting until 1792) was of gypsy (tinker) stock, who became famous as a boxer - and a bandit. He became king of the tinkers in Galloway and proceeded to terrorise much of the countryside.

His legendary exploits also include deserting from the army no less than seven times and from the navy three times. He is reputed to have married on 17 occasions, had countless children (both in and out of wedlock) and fathered at least four children after the age of 100. His gravestone stands in the cemetery of St Cuthberts in Kircudbright.

William Marshall, who was born in Fochabers (now in Morayshire) in 1748, was a real Jock of All Trades. He was a butler to the Duke of Gordon for more than forty years but was also estate factor, surveyor, architect, justice of the peace - and a clock maker and astronomer. In addition to all that, he was a famous fiddler and composer for that instrument.

He introduced a number of innovations in fiddle music. His best known composition is a setting of the Robert Burns piece Of a the airts the wind can blaw.

Keith is regarded as a sept (sub-branch) of the Marshall clan.

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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