Clan MacTavish Endorsed Merchandise Vendors


The following vendors have all worked with, and provided quality merchandise, to the members of Clan MacTavish. The MacTavish merchandise outlined below adhere to the accuracy and authenticity standards that we hold ourselves accountable to. The Chief and the supporting Clan MacTavish members endorse the merchandise here and urge all to consider these vendors for obtaining like goods. Undoubtedly, other vendors will stock MacTavish merchandise, but the quality and accuracy of those goods are not in any way endorsed as authentic.

MacTavish Crest belt Buckle Image

Custom MacTavish Belt Buckles

Manufactured by: Caledonia Fine Arts
Contact: Jeff Robertson
Phone: (860) 434-8899

http://www.caledoniafinearts.com/

Buckles are available in a variety of designs.
Military and Masonic themes are also available.

MacTavish Silver Crest Badge Image

MacTavish Silver Crest Badge

Manufactured by: “The Company Jewelers”
Contact: Don Kimble
Phone: (860) 434-8899

http://crestbadges.com/

Estimate – $149.00 (check to confirm current price & shipping)

History of Clan MacTavish Book

History of Clan MacTavish – Book

Researched and Written by: Patrick L. Thompson

For Hard Copy Contact: Patrick Thompson
Cost: $115.00 USD (shipping included)

Ebook copy also available

US Library of Congress Copyright and Control Number:  2012942086

A highly researched History of the Clan MacTavish, by our Chief’s Seannachie, Patrick Thompson. The book explores the origin of the Clan MacTavish ancestors beginning in  2nd century Ireland, and carries the clan to its present 21st century stature. It dispels the myth that MacTavishes are descended from the Campbells, and provides the true descent via ancient Irish annals, and other records. DNA comparison is also provided that backs this fact. There is no other book available that provides a complete history of the clan.  This is not a trivial work. Copies reside at HM Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland, and was reviewed by the Lord Lyon, the US Library of Congress, and other institutions.

“It was a scholarly work. Meticulous research and organization followed by an excellent presentation. You were careful to point out any assumptions you were going to make; and they were always the most logical conclusions from the available evidence.”

“Having never thought about the history of Scotland or Ireland beyond recent events and knowing little about the landscape I spent a great deal of time referring to the very helpful maps you provided so that I could better understand the movement of individuals and groups. And even though at times distances were not great (by todays standards) I tried to think of the difficulties of the times. It is difficult for us to really understand how hard life and living was. Well being was often dependent upon strength and who you knew (not much has changed I guess).”

“The detail provided about our ancestors, who they were, where they traversed, and their challenges provided wonderful insight.”

“This is a book to be treasured. Well done research, excellent presentation.”

Hardcover Book: 8 1/2 by 11 inch format, Red buckram covered with imprinted gold crest and title; containing 390 pages of text. The book is illustrated as well, with maps, photos, and coats of arms (in color).  Printed on 200+ year archival high quality paper.

The book includes, a dedication, acknowledgements, an introduction, a forward, a preface, 14 chapters, and 9 appendices

Crested Black Leather Day Sporran
Clan Crest Leather Semi-Dress Sporran with Brushed catel
Custom Dress Silver Fox Fur Sporran with Chrome catel
Crested Ladies belt pouch in black patent leather and brown saddle leather
Crested Ladies purse in black saddle leather

Custom Made Mens Sporrans & Ladies Handbags

“Handmade by a caring Scotsman”
Contact: Jim Ramsey

For Info Email: jdramsey@indy.rr.com

Custom-made sporrans and ladies hand bags. You choose the leather or fur, the color, and the design. Custom belts, straps, and other hand-made leather accessories also available.

Suggested Kilt and Tartan Merchants

Kilts and Tartan Cloth, and Accessories. (Clan MacTavish recommends tartan fabric by Locharron of Scotand for any of your tartan desires (if available through Locharron’s Mill). Most Kilt or Ladies tartan skirt makers will order from Lochharon if asked to do so.)

Alexis Malcolm Kilts

Location: Clewiston, Fl, USA

Alexis was taught kiltmaking by her grandmother, a native born Scot.  Carries a complete line of tartans and accessories, Dress making, as well as custom ladies sash making.

Burnetts-Struth

Location: Barrie, Ontario, CA

Established in 1970, a premier North American Kiltmaker, carries a complete line of tartans and accessory products. Quality Kilt and Dress making for over 50 years.

Locharron of Scotland

Location: Selkirk, Scotland 

Established over 60 years ago, the World’s leading manufacturer of tartan fabric. Carrying over 700 authentic Scottish tartans, and have kilt and dress makers at their production facility.

If you are considering ordering a tartan kilt, dress or skirt and wish to have a plaid or sash that actually matches, order all your tartan items (everything) at the same time. The best reason to order all items at once is that different dye lots or bolts of tartan may not perfectly match an older or newer dye lot. The shades of the same colors may vary from lot to lot of fabric, and  will probably differ if not ordering all your selected tartan accessories at the same time. If the ladies desire a longer sash than is normally available (usually sold commercially at 90 inches), specify the length (100, 110, 120  [120″ is normally maximum length] inches).