Balmoral Highlanders Photo Archive

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Balmoral Highlanders Photo ArchiveBalmoral 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 VII decided to develop the uniform and commissioned … 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 of Cumberland’s government troops. It was the last pitched battle … Read More

Deer Skin Bespoke Jacobite Style Sporran

Deer Skin Bespoke Jacobite Style Sporran – Jacobite style sporran are something we have become known for. The hunt for vintage brass Jacobite Culloden style sporran cantles is something we have had great success, although they are getting harder and harder to source in good useable condition. We recently sourced … 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 beret style bonnet, most commonly worn in blue. The knitted … 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 VII decided to develop the uniform and commissioned a complete Highland … Read More

Rothesay Scottish Tweed Crail Kilt Jacket & Waistcoat

Rothesay Scottish Tweed Crail Kilt Jacket – Styled on the HRH Duke of Rothesay’s waistcoat. Made to order In a range of wool tweeds. To button front. Plain cuffs with three buttons – Two plain pockets flaps. Stag horn style buttons. We can also use clients own real stag horn … Read More

Sporting Scottish Estate Tweeds for the coming season

Sporting Scottish Estate Tweeds – With the coming sporting season on the horizon we are starting to work on new sporting tweed projects for clients. Perfect for that day on the hill, in the grouse butt or on the peg we offer the finest Scottish Estate tweeds woven and hand … Read More

Bias Cut – Straight Cut Tartan Kilt Waistcoats

Bias Cut Cut Tartan Kilt WaistcoatsStraight – Bias Cut Cut Tartan Kilt Waistcoats – We think everyone is aware that we love our vintage Highland wear style at the House of Labhran. One of the classic for us is the bias cut tartan waistcoat to wear with the kilt or … Read More

Antique – Vintage – Silver Scottish Sporran Showcase

Antique – Vintage – Silver Scottish Sporran Showcase – We thought we would share a few photos of past vintage and antique sporran finds and some of the hand crafted silver sporrans we offer. So to mix them up with some classic vintage sporran photos from the Victorian and Edwardian … 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 of styles. From classic Argyle kilt jackets and waistcoats, to … Read More

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