Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes

Atholl Highlanders Officers Period Style Kilt Hose Garter Flashes

We have recreated Atholl Highlanders 19th Century period style classic red worsted garters. We have looked at the style still worn by the regiment today and some vintage CDV photos from the 1880's. The garter pattern is based on the Victorian style as worn in the classic photo of ghillie and Atholl man Willie Duff. However, for easy use we now supply these garter with an elastic easy kilt garter. 100% hand stitched and hand made for that correct period look required by re enactors and traditionalists. Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

The Atholl Highlanders is a Scottish ceremonial infantry regiment. The regiment is not part of the British Army but is in the private employ of the Duke of Atholl, and based in Blair Atholl.

First raising

The regiment was raised in Perthshire by John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl as the 77th Regiment of Foot (or Atholl Highlanders, or Murray's Highlanders) in December 1777. The regiment was formed as a relief for other regiments serving in North America, and spent most of its existence in Ireland. The terms upon which the regiment was raised stated that the men were to be employed for either three years or the duration of the war in America. In 1781, the original three-year term ended, and the men expected the regiment to be disbanded. However, the regiment was transported to England and marched to Portsmouth to be embarked for service in India. Upon learning of this, the men mutinied, and the embarkation orders were countermanded. The regiment was marched to Berwick, where it disbanded in 1783.

Second raising

The full dress of the Atholl Highlanders

More than 50 years later, in 1839, George Murray, 6th Duke of Atholl, as Lord Glenlyon, resurrected the regiment as a bodyguard which he took to the Eglinton Tournament at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire. Three years later, in 1842, the regiment escorted Queen Victoria during her tour of Perthshire and, in 1844, when the Queen stayed as a guest of the Duke at Blair Castle, the regiment mounted the guard for the entire duration of her stay. In recognition of the service that the regiment provided during her two visits, the Queen announced that she would present the Atholl Highlanders with colours, thus giving the regiment official status.

Period style Scottish kilt garters

We hand craft wonderful period pattern kilt garter ties and kilt flashes for private Highland wear clients, film and television productions. Based on historical patterns we have developed classic Victorian style garter ties worn on modern elastic garters. In addition we offer full self tie kilt hose garters for those clients looking for that period vintage style. We currently offer a wide range classic patterns including Argyle garters, Atholl Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders and Seaforth Highlanders patterns.

We also hand make Scottish Gaelic knot kilt bows and kilt rosettes for the front kilt panel. Hand made in grosgrain ribbons. As worn by Pipe Major’s, Highland officers and civilian clients around the world.

Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes
Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes