Vintage Scottish Atholl Highlanders Sporran
Scottish Atholl Highlanders Sporran
Atholl Highlanders goat hair sporran with six black tassels made using vintage badge and aged horsehair to give a older Victorian style.
The Atholl Highlanders is a Scottish infantry regiment. Based in Blair Atholl, the regiment is not part of the British Army. Instead, the regiment is in the private employ of the Duke of Atholl, making it the United Kingdom’s, and indeed Europe’s, only legal private army.
In 1839, the 6th Duke, 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. 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.
Hand crafted with vintage style leathers, badge and antiqued horsehair to give a vintage look.
Made to order. Approx 4 weeks
Bespoke Sporran Design
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All the skins used for making our sporrans are ethically sourced, and are vintage remodelled skins and masks, road kill, or have died a natural death. Any protected species will have the required license number stamped in to the back of the sporran.