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

Scottish Bagpipe Drone Ribbons – Made to order

Scottish Bagpipe Drone RibbonsScottish Clan, Regimental & Area Tartan Bagpipe Drone Ribbons Bagpipe Drone ribbons have been around for centuries and used by clan pipers and regimental pipers alike. The origin of the drone ribbon has been lost but may well have come about when the second drone was first … 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

The Braemar Gathering Highland Games Royal Deeside

The Braemar Gathering Highland Games Royal DeesideBraemar Gathering – Highland Games The Braemar Gathering Highland Games Royal Deeside – Each year the village of Braemar in Royal Deeside, Scotland invites people from all over the world ‘to come over the hills’ to attend the Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. The … Read More

John Kay Georgian Engravings – Old Edinburgh life circa 1790’s

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John Kay Georgian Engravings – Old Edinburgh lifeJohn Kay Georgian Engravings – Old Edinburgh life We have a passion for the work of Georgian Edinburgh based engraver John Kay. Although 220 years on from the time when he lived and worked in Edinburgh, so many things about politics and life … Read More

House of Labhran – Links

Great Glen Piping Neil has provided Bagpipes tuition via the Internet since 2010 as well as face-to- face and workshops for pipers and pipe bands. Thistle Piping Thistle Piping was established in 1999 by founder and Proprietor Julie Brinklow. Julie recognised a demand in the local area for a professional … Read More

Bespoke Designed Scottish Goats Hair Sporran – for a California wedding

Bespoke designed Scottish goats hair sporran for a California wedding   We recently had an email from a lovely couple in California that are getting married in a couple of months. The were very excited about the idea of creating a bespoke goat hair dress sporran for the big day. … Read More

1931 Sterling Silver Vintage Edinburgh Sgian Dubh

1931 Sterling Silver Vintage Edinburgh Sgian Dubh Thomas Kerr Ebbutt 1931 Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver sgian dubh. Basket weave carved blackwood hilt mounted with a cairngorm stone. Blade with some age pitting as they all tend to when they have been used ( see photos ). In good used vintage … Read More

Antique Thistle Horsehair Sporran

Antique Thistle Horsehair Sporran Antique Thistle Horsehair Sporran – Vintage 1910 – 1920 Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran. With engraved cantle featuring thistle designs with a leather backing. Three black hair tassels on a ivory horsehair body. Small leather back pocket.   Antique – Vintage Scottish Sporrans. We have offer a … Read More

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