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

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

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

Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Cantle Sporran Project

  Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Cantle Sporran – Over the years we have created many a bespoke wedding sporran. Recently a Canadian client worked with us to develop a new project for a family wedding in Canada. The cantle was hand crafted and engraved in the workshops of Hamilton … Read More

How to style your Balmoral or Kilmarnock Bonnet

Style your Scottish Balmoral – Kilmarnock BonnetHow to style your Balmoral or Kilmarnock Bonnet – In a previous blog post we covered how to shape you Balmoral or Kilmarnock bonnet by wetting it in hot and cold water. So we thought we would now share some photos of how gentlemen … Read More

The Royal Young Family – Edwardian Sporran Style

Edwardian Sporran Style We love vintage CDV’s and postcard images of the Royal family at Balmoral for the reference of sporrans and Highland dress styles of the Edwardian period. One interesting points is most of the sporrans are adult sizes even though the Princes are only young teenagers.  We have … Read More

William Duff – Atholl Man

William Duff Atholl ManWilliam Duff Atholl Man – Ghillie, Gardener, Fiddler, Flyfisher, Violin Maker Willie Duff Born 1810 – Died 1892 Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland. Willie Duff was a notable ghillie, gardener and estate worker at the Blair Atholl Estate and amateur maker of violins, known locally as ‘Bearded Willie’. He was a large … Read More

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 … Read More

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