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Wilson Ancient Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Wilson Ancient 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 surname is widespread throughout Scotland, and, in the north, is sometimes given as a Sept name of Clan Gunn or Clan Innes. Meanwhile in the south of Scotland, lands at Carnwath in Lanarkshire were acquired by James Wilson in 1655. The kiltmakers William Wilson & Sons were established at Bannockburn, near Stirling in 1760.

A sept of the proud Highland clans of Gunn and Innes, the name itself was first recorded in Scotland at the beginning of the fifteenth century. James Wilson originally from Fife, was one of the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence and helped frame the American Constitution of 1786.

The Wilsons of Caithness and Sutherland descend from William, son of that George who was Chief of Clan Gunn in the mid-15th century. The Wilsons of Banffshire, and some families around Edinburgh, are cadets of the house of Innes of Aberchirder. For long among the best-known of the name were the Wilsons of Bannockburn. For over a century and a half their firm wove checks and tartans.

They supplied the Government with tartan for the Highland Regiments and, after the repeal of the Act of Proscription in 1782, collected ancient setts, designed others and were in the thick of the Tartan Revival at the beginning of the 19th century. The Wilson tartan was designed by William Wilson of the Bannockburn firm, for his wife Janet, in the early nineteenth century.

James Wilson (1742-1798) was born in Ceres, Fife, before emigrating to America in 1765. He was a signatory of the American Declaration of Independence. Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) was born in Paisley and became a weaver. His satirical verses directed at a mill-owner brought him into trouble with the law and he emigrated to America in 1794.

He produced seven volumes of American Ornithology, and was a maternal ancestor of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America. Andrew Wilson (1780-1845) was a pupil of the painter Alexander Nasmyth. He became Master of the Trustees Academy, Edinburgh. John Wilson (1785-1854) wrote under the name of Christopher North.

He was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Robert Wilson (1800-82) was born in Dunbar and was associated with the invention of the screw propeller for ships. John Wilson (1804-75) was born in Lauder and became a Missionary to Bombay.

He founded the Oriental Christian Spectator and in 1832, the English School in Bombay. Sir Daniel Wilson (1816-92) became Professor of History and English Literature at Toronto University. Hugh Wilson (1833-77) was born in Ross and became editor of the Manchester Evening News and launched the Edinburgh Evening News in 1873. Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869-1959) invented the Cloud Chamber, a tool for particle physics, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1927.

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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