R W Forsyth – Classic Highland Wear Outfitter 1909 Catalogue.

R W Forsyth – Classic Highland Wear Outfitter 1909 Catalogue. We have just acquired a 1909 copy of the RW Forsyth Highland dress catalogue. So we thought we would share some images, prices and details from the catalogue. Love vintage … Read More

We are not amused: Kenneth MacLeay – Queen Victoria’s Highlanders of Scotland

We are not amused: The artist who dared to disobey Queen Victoria – Kenneth MacLeay Watercolours In June 1864, the Scottish painter Kenneth Macleay painted a portrait of Queen Victoria’s sons, Princes Alfred, Arthur and Leopold. Pleased with the picture, … Read More

Culloden – Drumossie Moor & The MacLaren Clan

On 16 April 1746, the final Jacobite Rising came to a brutal head in one of the most harrowing battles in British history. Jacobite supporters, seeking to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British thrones, gathered to fight the Duke … Read More

Kilmarnock – Balmoral Bonnet – A short history of these classic Scottish hats

Kilmarnock – Balmoral Bonnet – A short historyKilmarnock – Balmoral Bonnet – A short history of these classic Scottish hats. The Balmoral – Kilmarnock bonnet dates back to at least the 16th century when it was a knitted soft wool … Read More

Balmoral Highlanders Uniforms – Balmoral Castle Scotland

Balmoral Highlanders uniform and accoutrements   The Balmoral Highlanders were originally Queen Victoria’s staff on the Balmoral estate and the uniform consisted of just a jacket and Royal Stewart tartan kilt. The Queens piper wore the Balmoral tartan. Edward the … Read More

Styling your tweed kilt jackets for the season

Styling your tweed kilt jackets for the season – Anyone who knows us would say we have a passion for Scottish tweed. The wonderful Estate tweeds we work with are so versatile and can be used for a wide range … Read More

Scottish Keepers Estate Tweed Hats & Caps

Scottish Keepers Estate Tweed Hats and Caps With the fishing season well underway in Scotland and people starting to think about the shooting season we have been working on lots of new hat projects for clients in the UK and … Read More

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