Slips Lochcarron MacDonalds Clan
Made of 100% Pure new wool
Descended from Donald , grandson of Someried of the Isles, this is the oldest and most famous, of all Scottish clans. The Lords 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 Harlawin 1411, Alexander MacDonald was acknowledged Earl 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 of ”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.
Lochcarron of Scotland, the world’s leading MANUFACTURER of TARTAN.
Founded by John Morris Buchan, Lochcarron of Scotland has been creating its fine fabrics and accessories in the beautiful Scottish Borderlands for more than 60 years. Yet its heritage goes back even further, to the small weaving shed of one Peter Anderson, a canny Scot from Galashiels.
In bringing together two proud histories and companies, Lochcarron of Scotland remains one of the county’s most successful weaving mills. With tartan at its core it has firmly established itself as the world’s leading manufacturer of these unique and world renowned designs.
Today, we add innovation and genuine creativity to the mix, with a range of fabrics, accessories and finished goods in a wide variety of fibre mixes, patterns, colours and finishes.