Tag Archives: Scottish

Scottish history. Manners, events, fashion and costumes.

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.

A purse worn by Sir Walter Scott.

A purse worn by Sir Walter Scott. England Empire, Regency Accessoires.

Sir Walter Scott Purse

 A purse worn by Sir Walter Scott.

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The Purse of Rob Roy, Toadstone Amulet.

The Purse of Rob Roy. Helen Macgregor`s brooch. Toadstone Amulet.

The Purse of Rob Roy. Helen Macgregor`s brooch. Toadstone Amulet.

The Purse of Rob Roy. Helen Macgregor`s brooch. Toadstone Amulet.

(Rob Roy, alternately Red MacGregor. Scottish Gaelic: Raibeart Ruadh MacGriogai 1671-1734)

The Purse of Rob Roy.

THE purse is 4 inches broad by 4 1/2 inches deep, and is made of brown leather, much worn. It has two divisions, and has evidently been sewn to a belt, the holes of the stitches being visible in four places at the back.

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Sir Walter Scott`s Meerschaum pipes.

Meerschaum Pipes, Spectacles, Case, Paper-Cutter. England 19th Century. Empire era accessoires. tortoise-shell

Sir Walter Scott`s Meerschaum Pipes, Spectacles, Case, Paper-Cutter

Sir Walter Scott`s Meerschaum pipes, spectacles and case, and paper-cutter.

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Rob Roy`s Sporran and Skene Dhu.

Sporran. Traditional Scottish knife. Rob Roy. Skene Dhu. Sir Walter Scott.

Rob Roy`s Sporran and Skene Dhu

Rob Roy’s Sporran and Skene Dhu.

Sgian dubh (other spellings: sgian Dhub, skhian dubh, skein dubh or skene you or skean dhu) is a traditional Scottish knife, also known as “stocking dagger”. Since the 18th century the Sgian dubh belongs to Kilt equipment of the Highland Scots.

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Rob Roy`s gun and sword. Andrea Ferrara blade.

Rob Roy. Andrea Ferrara blade. Old flint-lock gun. Old Highland Broadsword. Andrea Ferrara blade. Andrew Ferrara Broadsword

Rob Roy – Gun and Sword. Andrea Ferrara blade.

Rob Roy`s gun and sword. Broadsword, with Andrea Ferrara blade.

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The gigantic warrior of Bosworth Field.

Gigantic warrior. Bosworth Field. Military Middle age. Weapons. Knight armour.

Armour from hall door

The gigantic warrior of Bosworth Field.

Armor from hall door of Abbotsford designed for a French knight.
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Malay Kris. Polygar`s Knife. Abbotsford Swords and dagger.

A Polygar’s knife. A Persian dagger and sheath. A malay Kris. Case of hunting-knives, or Couteaux de chasse. Rob Roy’s dirk by Andrea Ferrara. A Tartar sword in brass-mounted shagreen scabbard.

A Polygar’s knife. A Persian dagger and sheath. A malay Kris. Case of hunting-knives, or Couteaux de chasse. Rob Roy’s dirk by Andrea Ferrara. A Tartar sword in brass-mounted shagreen scabbard.

Abbotsford Swords and dagger.

A POLYGAR’S KNIFE

A WEAPON with a broad curved blade. The blade damascened with gold in cuneiform and line designs. The handle is mounted with brass and ornamented with quatrefoil and crescents in high relief, and enriched by 26 small rubies. Length 25 inches.

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Border war horn and James VI.’s hunting-bottle.

Border war horn and James VI.'s hunting-bottle. Scottish Military armor Hermitage Castle.

Border war horn and James VI.’s hunting-bottle.

Border war horn and James VI.’s hunting-bottle.

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Abbotsford, desk and chair of Sir Walter Scott.

Abbotsford style. Victorian carved oak furniture. Desk and chair of Sir Walter Scott.

Desk and chair of Sir Walter Scott.

Abbotsford, desk and chair of Sir Walter Scott.

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