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

1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh

1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with celtic knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1955 made by Robert Allison, Glasgow. Plain style silver mounts with a stone set top. In … Read More

Restoration Project – Vintage Sporran

Restoration Project – 1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson – Edinburgh Fur Vintage SporranRestoration Project – Vintage Sporran Fine vintage William Anderson & Sons Edinburgh sporran with Celtic engraved cantle. The sporran was made in 1933, the fur had deteriorated so badly that we had to fully restored the front. The original … Read More

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

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

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