Classic lambswool scarf made in the beautiful Scottish Borders by Lochcarron Weavers. With a heritage dating back to 1892, Lochcarron weave the world’s largest collection of authentic tartans, a timeless blend of tradition and craftsmanship. With contemporary design influences and innovative use of pattern, colour and structure, they ensure that their fabrics and accessories are always outstanding.
The scarf is made from the Macdonald Clan Modern Tartan. Descended from Donald, grandson of Somerled of the Isles, this is the oldest, and most famous, of all Scottish clans. The Lord of the Isles held sway over large territories and ruled as independent princes. They supported Bruce in his struggle for independence, but their claim to the Earldom of Ross brought them into conflict with the Crown. After the Battle of Harlaw in 1411, Alexander MacDonald was acknowledged Early of Ross, but the title was forfeited in 1494. Many branches exist of this once all-powerful clan, and with it, also, was associated numerous septs, or ‘broken clans’, who took protection from them. The MacDonalds supported the Royal Stuarts, and their prowess in battle and in clan feuds made them feared and respected.
100% lambswool. Dry clean only.