Scottish Highland Royal Court Dress Code

Scottish Highland Royal Court Dress CodeScottish Highland Royal Court Dress Code – We have had various discussions over the years about the history of civilian court dress ( not court uniform or military dress uniform ). Recently the subject came up again in a Facebook post of ours, so we … Read More

19th Century Style Prince Charlie Cantle Scottish Goats Hair Dress Sporran

19th Century Style Prince Charlie Cantle Scottish Goats Hair Dress Sporran19th Century Style Prince Charlie Cantle Scottish Goats Hair Dress Sporran – A classic goat hair Scottish dress sporran with Prince Charlie style thistle cantle and thistle badge. The back is in tooled black leather. The no tassel sporran style was … Read More

Cladich kilt garter flashes and their journey to the 21st Century

Cladich kilt garter flashes and their journey to the 21st Century Cladich kilt garter flashes and their journey to the 21st Century  – There had been a community of McIntyres living at Cladich on Loch Awe and weaving the distinctive garter flashes. The garters were woven on a special hand … Read More

Gordon Highlanders Garter Flashes – A Short History

Gordon Highlanders Garter Flashes – A Short HistoryGordon Highlanders Garter Flashes – The loops are supposed to represent the stirrups of the Scots Greys that troops of the Gordon’s held on to at Waterloo, to speed them into the lines of the French. The story behind the regimental flashes – The 92nd … Read More

Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes

Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter FlashesSeaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes – Seaforth Highlanders regimental pattern garter flashes as worn by officers and Sgts of the regiment. However, by the middle of WW1 this pattern seems to have become standard issue across the ranks, before the war the standard OR’s … Read More

London Scottish Pipe Major Sporran

London Scottish Pipe Major SporranLondon Scottish Pipe Major Sporran – We acquired a vintage London Scottish Pipe Major – Drum Major sporran cantle a few months ago. It was in need of new knobs on the top edge and stripping and re plating. It had been in an old box … Read More

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

1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle

1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle – Non issue pattern brass – bronze belt buckle, possible local made for a regimental piper due to supply issues. Heavy weight bronze base plate over laid with the regimental badge. Stamped with a number 1008 on the … Read More

Archive

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House of Labhran Highland Dress Archive – Over the years we have sourced so many vintage and antique sporrans, sgian dubhs and Scottish regimental insignia and we thought we should start to develop an archive of our past finds as a reference source. The Scottish Highland dress archive is becoming … Read More

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