Highland Dress and all kilt accessories are offered for the Scotsman in your life, and for the ladies we offer a range of clothing and accessories from some of the finest woolen mills in Scotland. Tartan shawls, Stoles, Mini Kilts, Tartan Bonnets and Scarves.
At Highland Crafts, our aim is to bring you Scottish gifts direct to your door with our safe and secure online ordering system. Our range includes the best in pewter hipflasks and tankards for all occassions. Father's Day, Birthday, Graduation and Wedding gifts are all covered. Sterling Silver Quaichs and kilt pins, pewter kilt belt buckles and Sterling Silver Celtic Jewelry and Brooches.
Ladies Brooch or tartan sash brooch in Sterling Silver for a modern and elegant look on Tartan or Tweed formal or evening wear.
Gold Celtic Ring
Mackintosh Silver Bracelet
Sterling Silver Quaich
Grecian Pewter Urn
Wallace Kilt Pin
Silver Axe Brooch
The William Wallace Claymore kilt pin in Bronze with a Sterling Silver Saltire flag wrapped all the way around the handle and blade, one of many kiltpin styles we offer.
The Scottish Declaration of Independence was signed on April 6, 1320. The American Declaration of Independence was, in fact, modelled on this particular document. Almost half of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence were of Scottish descent.
The Parade starts at 2.00pm on April 5 at W45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street.
Scottish Tartan Day 2015
What is Pewter?
Pewter is an alloy of tin, the fourth most valuable metal, and small quantities of other metals, which give strength to the final product. Around the 2nd century AD, the Romans introduced pewter to Britain. There are references to pewter and pewterers from the 11th century onwards but it was in the 14th, 15th and 16th centurires that pewter became widely used, and the formation of the pewterers trade guilds in London (1348), York (1498) and Edninburgh (1496) gave the craft official standing. The Worshipful Company of Pewterers was granted a Royal Charter by Edward IV in 1473. This charter allowed the Company to set and enforce standards and to regulate the pewter trade throughout England. With its charm of colour, feel and elegance, pewter was, with very few exceptions the domestic ware of choice throughout the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The plain, solid and clean lines of the resulting pieces has resulted in enormous interest and high prices for antique pewter.
At the end of the 18th century the development in Sheffield of new manufacturing techniques, saw a revival of pewter’s fortunes, linked to the aspirations of the developing middle classes. The manufacture of pewter products was revolutionised by James Vickers in 1769 when he introduced a new alloy mix of pewter to the metal working skills found in his native Sheffield.
Silver Saltire Cufflinks