Tartan Face Mask
With many countries mandating the wearing of face masks in public spaces we are offering face masks in a range of fabrics and styles. These are not CE certified PPE so would be considered unsuitable for heathcare providers
Our company was founded by members of the St Kilda Diaspora, so it seemed only right we should honour this with a badge. St Kilda is a small group of remote islands to the north west of Uist. The ancient community on the islands was mostly cut off from the other islands by wild seas, and they were evacuated from the islands in 1930. The last St Kildan died in 2016. It’s unclear if there was an actual saint by the name of Kilda, no one by that name is recorded elsewhere, but many local saints have likewise been lost to history. Scholars argue today whether the name may be a confused corruption by several map makers, but there has been no one accepted theory. This is a large badge 60mm in diameter.
Tree of Life Day Sporran
The Tree of Life, or Crann Bethadh, is said to be an ancient symbol, representing the balance of nature and the links between the living world and the other world (in the branches and the roots). It appeared in the Atlantic Archipelago of Britain and Ireland in the Bronze age, although the design depicted here relates to the later Celtic period, using their rich interlace. For the Celtic cultures, the tree represented food and shelter to all forms of life and the interconnectedness of all things. Available in Brown or Black/Grey.
Cornish Day Sporran
Cornwall (Kernow) is one of the smaller Celtic nations. It’s English name comes from a combination of the Cornish word for ‘peninsula people’ (Cornovil) and the English word ‘Wealh’ referring to the (West) Welsh. The symbol here represents the 15 gold bezants of the Duchy of Cornwall, a fitting accompaniment to the Cornish National, Cornish Hunting or St Piran’s Tartans.
Dragon Rampant Kilt Pin
The Dragon has almost always been a symbol of the Britons, mostly known today in Wales, but also in other Brythonic parts of Britian, such as the West Country. The Dragon Rampant can be found as a heraldic supporter for many of the towns and families of Wales, as well as the flag of Somerset. Size: 75mm Long.
Birlinn Kilt Pin
The Western Isles were once glued together by little ships, the Birlinns. These were a long-lived adaptation of the old Viking longships, with the important addition of a rudder. These were perfectly adapted for life in the west. Whether used for trade or war, these were the workhorses of the islanders. The Birlinn on this kilt pin is set upon a West Highland battle sword, which was shorter than the more famous longswords and Claymores of the mainland and was perfect for use at sea. Both sword and ship here are inspired by many carved examples that can be found on the rich corpus of graveslabs that survive in the west. This is slightly larger than our standard range of Kilt pins: measures 10cm by 3.5cm.
Highland Blue Kilt Hose
The combination of 40% wool, 40% acrylic and 20% nylon make this a comfortable and durable hose suitable to wear in a pipe band or as part of a highland wear outfit. Other colours listed here.
Our Autumn 2020 range of kilt pins, just in time for Hallowe’en, celebrates the wonderful and unique Scottish art found on seventeenth century tombs. From the early 1600s Scots would increasingly have carved icons added to their tombstones, to convey certain messages about either themselves or the need to live a good life.
See the full range here.