Black Watch Royal Highlanders Regimental Association Bagpipe Banner
Over the years we have designed and produced a wide range of hand embroidered bagpipe banners for clients around the world. Our old friends at the Black Watch Royal Highlanders came to us again to produce a series of pipe banners for the various branch associations.
In addition we have created hand embroidered flag standards and table runners for the Black Watch Association and projects will be on going with regiment.
The Black Watch Regiment
The source of the regiment's name is uncertain. In 1725, following the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, General George Wade was authorised by George II to form six "watch" companies to patrol the Highlands of Scotland, three from Clan Campbell, one from Clan Fraser, one from Clan Munro and one from Clan Grant. These were to be "employed in disarming the Highlanders, preventing depredations, bringing criminals to justice, and hindering rebels and attainted persons from inhabiting that part of the kingdom." The force was known in Gaelic as Am Freiceadan Dubh, "the dark" or "black watch".
The regiment was created as part of the Childers Reforms in 1881, when the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch) was amalgamated with the 73rd (Perthshire) Regiment of Foot to form two battalions of the newly named Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). The 42nd became the 1st Battalion, and the 73rd became the 2nd Battalion.
From 2006 The Black Watch, became 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
The House of Labhran has designed and created Scottish Bagpipe Banners since 1998. Over the years we have designed a wide range of double sided hand embroidered bagpipe banners for clients around the world. Hand embroidered in gilt wires and silks on a fine blazer cloth and supplied to the Scottish Regiments, British Army, Canadian Regiments USMC, USAF banners, Fire & Rescue, Police, civilian pipe bands, clan chiefs banners, company banners and private clients.
If we can help with a bespoke Pipe Major’s bagpipe banner or Drum Major’s project we would love to hear from you.