Weren’t able to make the Clan MacFarlane 49th World Gathering? Well, now you can feel like you were there with this LIMITED EDITION 49th AGM & WORLD GATHERING COMMEMERATIVE T-SHIRT.
This back design depicts the original MacFarlane Clansman’s Crest Badge originally awarded to Andrew MacFarlane of that Ilk, in 1568 for Valor at the Battle of Langside.
The pocket design is emblazoned with the shield of the International Clan MacFarlane Society and a Claymore sword with the caption “International Clan MacFarlane Society, Est. 1911” to commemorate the founding of the Society in Edinburgh and London.
The Battle of Langside was fought on 13 May 1568 between forces loyal to Mary Queen of Scots and forces acting in the name of her infant son James VI of Scotland.
The Clan MacFarlane opposed the Queen and were noted for their bravery at the Battle of Langside in 1568. It is reported that the MacFarlane Chief, Andrew, and 300 of his clansmen turned a flank of Mary’s forces, and captured three of their opponents’ standards which were preserved as trophies for a long time afterwards.. The valour of Andrew and his men was rewarded by the Regent, James, Earl of Moray, with the Clan’s original crest and motto. The crest and motto alludes to the defense of the Crown and Kingdom. Mary had abdicated previously in favour of her infant son, so she was actually in rebellion against the Crown, Moray, and James VI during these times.
The clan’s part in the battle of Landside is related to by Holinshed: “In this battayle the vaiancie of an Hie-land gentle-man named M’Farlane, stood the Regent’s part in great steede; for in the hottest brunt of the fight, he came in with three hundred of his friends and countrymen, and so manfully gave in upon the flanke of the queen’s people, that there was great cause of the disordering of them”
This shirt depicts the Clansman’s Crest Badge depicting the crest originally awarded to Andrew MacFarlane of that Ilk 18th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane in 1568 for Valor at the Battle of Langside.
Very limited quantities. Pick up this Clan MacFarlane Commemorative Men’s T-shirt before they are all gone!
Sketch Artist: Maxine Miller
Layout Artist: Diana MacFarlane