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Urquhart Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Urquhart 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

From the grandeur of the Black Isle to the beauty of the shores of Loch Ness, the clan has a proud heritage firmly rooted in Scotlands ancient soil. Their founder was the famed warrior Conachar Mor, a son of the Royal House of Ulster, who is believed to have come from Ireland to Scotland during the reign from 1058 to 1093 of Malcom Canmore.

This name originated from a place name Airchart on the north west shore of Loch Ness (in the area in which Urquhart Castle is now located, although the Urquharts only occupied it briefly). The name was recorded as far back as the days of St Columba in the 6th century. Translated from Gaelic, it means "by a rowan wood" or a fort on a knoll. In old Scots spelling, "quh" represented "ch" as in "loch", hence the pronunciation sounding like "Urchart".

William de Urchard supported William Wallace and defended Cromarty (north of Inverness) against the English and supported Robert the Bruce. The Urquhart's were rewarded by becoming hereditary sheriffs of Cromarty in the reign of David II, son of Robert the Bruce. Other Urquhart's became established in Moray and in Aberdeenshire.

In the 16th century, Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty is reputed to have had 25 sons, 7 of whom were killed at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547 when it is estimated that 15,000 Scots were killed, 1500 captured and English losses amounted to only 500.

John Urquhart, the grandson of Thomas (above) translated the works of the French poet, Rabelais and still had time to fight at the battle of Worcester in 1651 in support of King Charles I. John died in 1660 - supposedly from laughing so much at the restoration of the monarchy when Charles II regained the throne.

The Urquharts participated in the Jacobite Uprising of 1715 and the clan chief died at the Battle of Sheriffmuir. The line of the Urquharts of Cromarty died out in the 18th century but the chief of the clan Urquhart was re-established in 1959 when Wilkins Urquhart, descended from an Urquhart who emigrated to America in the 18th century, established his rights with the Lord Lyon.

The seat of the clan is Castle Craig on the Cromarty Firth. It was presented to the 25th clan chief by Major Iain Shaw of Tordarroch - the Shaws had been a neighbouring clan of the Urquhart's in earlier times.

The Urquhart clan motto is "Meane weil, speak weil and do weil" which means "Mean well, speak well and do well".

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 take care and 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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