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    What did lowlanders wear?

    As the Barclays were traditionally from Aberdeenshire I was just wondering what my lot would've worn prior to Culloden etc, our tartans were created by the Sobeiski-Stuarts. (I do know of the Jacobite leader Sir George Barclay however who let the failed plot to assassinate William of Orange in 1696, not sure where he was from or what he would've worn?)
    "AUT AGERE AUT MORI"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Barclay View Post
    As the Barclays were traditionally from Aberdeenshire I was just wondering what my lot would've worn prior to Culloden etc, our tartans were created by the Sobeiski-Stuarts. (I do know of the Jacobite leader Sir George Barclay however who let the failed plot to assassinate William of Orange in 1696, not sure where he was from or what he would've worn?)
    Steve,

    I would recommend two books from Osprey Publishing:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=n-C...page&q&f=false

    http://books.google.com/books?id=n5t...page&q&f=false

    Both have artists depictions of Lowland Scots attire. While they're not the be-all, end-all, they're a good place to start.

    T.

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    Lowlanders basically wore typical European fashion, but with a Scottish flair: the Scots bonnet was ubiquitous, and Lowland country folk utilized plaids, but didn't wear them belted with bare legs like their Highland countrymen....
    Brian

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    Thanks!
    "AUT AGERE AUT MORI"

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    The gent' in the brown/center is suppose to represent a typical Lowlander in the Jacobite army during the '45:

    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]T. E. ("TERRY") HOLMES[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]proud descendant of the McReynolds/MacRanalds of Ulster & Keppoch, Somerled & Robert the Bruce.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]"Ah, here comes the Bold Highlander. No @rse in his breeks but too proud to tug his forelock..." Rob Roy (1995)[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoldHighlander View Post
    The gent' in the brown/center is suppose to represent a typical Lowlander in the Jacobite army during the '45:

    Now there's an Angus McBride I haven't seen before!

    T.

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