Category Archives: Scotland

Scottish clans and history. Manners, events, fashion and costumes.

The assassination of David Riccio.

Mary Stuart. assassination. David Riccio. Tudor costumes. Renaissance military. England history. 16th century

The assassination of David Riccio. Queen Mary’s bed chamber at Holyrood Palace.

The assassination of David Riccio.

David Riccio was the secretary of Mary Queen of Scots. He was killed before her eyes.
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Tartan pattern worn by the Earl of Inverness.

Tartan Pattern. Earl of Inverness. Fabric scotland

Pattern of the Tartan worn by His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex as Earl of Inverness.

Tartan pattern worn by the Earl of Inverness.

Pattern of the Tartan worn by His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex as Earl of Inverness.

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The shields of the Gauls. Clans in the Roman Empire.

Leather covered Highland Shield Target. Ancient Celtic shields. Gaul weapons

Above: Leather covered Highland Target. Below: Steel Target that belonged to the Earl of Mar, 1715.

Shield of Gallic, British, German and Iberian auxiliary Regiments. Clans in the Roman Empire.

The shield of the Gauls.

The shield of the Gauls, according to Strabo and Virgil, was usually long, and the Ligurians carried one of the same form. In sculpture, we perceive the Germans with an oval shaped buckler of ample dimensions. Tacitus admits it was large, but suited to the size of the bearer. Continue reading

Flags of the Royal Highlanders. The Black Watch.

Flags of the Royal Highlanders. The Black Watch.

Flags of the Black Watch.

Flags of the Royal Highlanders. The Black Watch.

Colours of the 42nd Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch). Now 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Carried in the Crimea and India. Now in Dunkeld Cathedral. Senior regiment of the Highland Brigade. Scottish infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881. The regimental motto was Nemo me impune lacessit (no one attacks me with impunity).  During the 2003 Iraq War the Black Watch fought in the attack on Basra and during its deployment the unit suffered a single fatality. The following year the Black Watch was dispatched to Iraq again, as part of 4 (Armoured) Brigade. (Source Wikipedia)

From the book: History of The Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans And Highland Regiments by William MacKenzie.

Egyptian Campaign. Flag Colours of the 72nd Highlanders.

Flag Colours of the 72nd Highlanders. Duke Of Albany

Colours of the 72nd Highlanders.

Egyptian Campaign. 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Colours of the 72nd (Duke Of Albany’s Own) Highlanders. Now the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany´s). Carried in the Egyptian Campaign 1883.

From the book: History of The Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans And Highland Regiments by William MacKenzie.

Rob Roy parting Rashleigh and Francis Osbaldistone

Rob Roy. Scottish folk hero and outlaw

Rob Roy Parting Duellists Rashleigh and Francis Osbaldistone

Rob Roy parting Rashleigh and Francis Osbaldistone.

FRANCIS OSBALDISTONE meets bis cousin Rashleigh in a duel. “… Eager for revenge, i grappled with my enemy, with the purpose of running him through the body. Our death-grapple was interrupted by a man who forcibly threw himself between us, and pushing us separate from each other, exclaimed in a loud and commanding voice: ‘ By the hand of my father, I will cleave to the brisket the first man that mints another stroke!’ Continue reading

Costume of Chief of the Scottish Highlands

Chief of the Scottish Highlands costume. Traditional Scottish national costume. Scottish Folk clothing. Ethnic dress.

Chief of the Scottish Highlands

Costume of Chief of the Scottish Highlands

From the Book: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel (1843) by Auguste Wahlen. (Mœurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d’après des documents and authentiques et les voyages des plus récents; (1843) Author: Auguste Wahlen, 1785-1850. Engrapher: François Pannemaker 1822-1900)