Scottish clan (from Gaelic clann, literally 'children', more broadly 'kindred') is a bond for many Scottish people and families. Clans give a sense of shared identity and descent to members, and in modern times have an official structure recognised by the Court of Lord Lyon, which regulates Scottish heraldry and coats of arms. Clans traditionally have their own tartan, typically dating back to the 19th century, which many members now incorporate into kilts or other clothing.
Today clan societies around the world form a global Scottish community, celebrating their Scottish legacy and keeping the flame of their heritage burning bright as far afield as South Africa, New Zealand and of course America and Canada.
The Dragonfly on the Whisky Angel above is a symbol from the hit TV show, Outlander. The Dragonfly is represented in the series when Hugh Munro gives it to Claire as a wedding present, a symbol of love and change.
In Outlander, the main character Jamie Fraser is representative of one of the first Frasers - despite being fictional this programme tries to be historically accurate, most of the time ;)
The first Fraser to appear in Scotland was in about 1160 when Simon Fraser held lands at Keith in East Lothian. Our beautiful clan glassware products can be tailored to feature any clan crest.
Our Clan water droppers are the perfect tool for clansmen wanting to share a dram. Just one drop of water can change the composition of your whisky, so if you like a wee drop in your dram, these whisky water droppers are perfect for you.
After the Battle of Culloden in 1746, when the last Jacobite rising came to an end under the control of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the clan system began to break down and the Highland clearances saw thousands of Scots emigrate south and also to the new lands of America and Canada. The battleground is near Inverness and is now looked after by The National Trust for Scotland.
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