Scottish Travelling Folk Pipers

Travelling Folk Pipers – When did I first play the pipes is something I have thought about over the years. As a child of 10 years old a Travelling piper offered me a chance to blow on his pipes in Crieff, Perthshire. I did manage to get a sound out … Read More

Antique Regimental Sgian Dubhs

Antique Regimental Sgian DubhsAntique Regimental Sgian Dubhs – Like many of our clients and collectors we  have a passion for antique and vintage Scottish sgian dubhs. The regimental sgian dubhs have defined patterns, even though over the years the style has changed slightly over the years. We have grouped three … Read More

19th Century Antique Jacobite Style Sporran

19th Century Antique Jacobite Style Sporran – One of the most popular sporrans we get asked to recreate is the Jacobite style sporrans of the late 17th and 18th centuries in the style worn during the 45. The 1950’s Culloden army sporran cantle is often used to create the look. … Read More

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

1930’s Scottish Full Mask Otter Vintage Sporran

1930’s Scottish Full Mask Otter Vintage Sporran1930’s Scottish Full Mask Otter Vintage Sporran – Wonderful vintage Scottish otter fur sporran with glass eyes. Head lifts up to show pouch. In good used antique condition. Size Approx. 9.75″ = 25cm x 8″ + 19cm Scotland is a European stronghold for the … 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

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