R W Forsyth – Classic Highland Wear Outfitter 1909 Catalogue.

R W Forsyth – Classic Highland Wear Outfitter 1909 Catalogue. We have just acquired a 1909 copy of the RW Forsyth Highland dress catalogue. So we thought we would share some images, prices and details from the catalogue. Love vintage reference.  1909 price Clan tartan stockings in heavy gauge or … Read More

We are not amused: Kenneth MacLeay – Queen Victoria’s Highlanders of Scotland

We are not amused: The artist who dared to disobey Queen Victoria – Kenneth MacLeay Watercolours In June 1864, the Scottish painter Kenneth Macleay painted a portrait of Queen Victoria’s sons, Princes Alfred, Arthur and Leopold. Pleased with the picture, she commissioned Macleay to paint a miniature of Prince Alfred, … Read More

Vintage Clan Cameron Badges

Clan CameronOver the years we have sourced many vintage Cameron clan badges and crest. We have added a few of the versions to a gallery for reference Clan Crest: (old): A dexter arm embowed in armour, the hand grasping a sword, all proper, encircled by a belt and buckle.(current): A … Read More

Rare 19th Century Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry Badge

Rare Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry BadgeRare Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry Badge Rare 1870’s Monteith glengarry badge in un hallmarked silver. A rather fine early pattern glengarry badge in a larger Victorian format. Motto ‘ Dum Vivo Spero Size approx. 64mm x 52mm Crest. Hand Holding A … 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

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