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Scots Bonnets

The woollen bonnet is thought to have arrived in Scotland through scholars returning home from the centres of learning on the continent during the 16th century. In a country where the weather could change very quickly, the bonnet was quickly adopted and became an essential item of everyday wear. In Ayrshire, the bonnet making trade had become established by the late 1500ís, with a trade guild formed in 1590.

Our bonnets are the genuine article, Ayrshire- made, by an old family firm established over 160 years ago, carrying on the centuries old tradition of Scottish bonnet making. The construction of our Scottish hats is far superior to the cheap foreign copies from South Asia, each Balmoral, Glengarry and Beret Tam is hand finished by highly skilled tradesmen, using the highest quality materials which comply with the rigorous standards imposed by the UK Ministry of Defence for military accoutrements.

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Balmoral Bonnet - Plain

Balmoral Bonnet - Plain

The Balmoral bonnet evolved from the larger ancient broad bonnet which was worn for centuries throughout Scotland. The hat takes it name from the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire which was purchased by the Royal family in 1852 and remains to this day their summer residence.

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Balmoral Bonnet | Black - Diced

Balmoral Bonnet | Black - Diced

Our high quality diced Balmoral cap comes from an Ayrshire family firm who have making authentic Scottish bonnets for over 160 years. This black bonnet is knitted in wool and then milled to give a high quality felted effect. This black Balmoral hat has a band of red, white and ...

Balmoral Bonnet | Colours - Diced

Available in nine traditional colours Balmoral Bonnet | Colours - Diced

Our coloured Balmoral bonnets are made to exacting standards by an old Scottish business with a pedigree stretching back over 160 years. These fine bonnets are literally head and shoulders above all other hats on the market.

Our bonnets are knitted in fine wool and are milled to give a ...

Black Watch Balmoral

Black Watch Balmoral

Our classic Black Watch Balmoral cap comes from an Ayrshire family firm who have making authentic Scottish bonnets for over 160 years. The bonnet is knitted in wool and then milled to give the high quality felted effect

Beware of the poorly constructed cheap foreign imitations of the B...

Glengarry Cap - Plain

Glengarry Cap - Plain

This top quality plain undiced Glengarry cap comes from an old Ayrshire family firm who have making authentic Scottish bonnets for over one hundred and sixty years. The bonnet is knitted in wool and then milled to give the high quality felted effect. The left side of the Glenga...

Glengarry Cap - Diced

Free worldwide delivery on diced Glens! Glengarry Cap - Diced

The Glengarry bonnet came into existence when some wearers of the Balmoral started wedging the hat up on the head and making a crease down the centre. The new style of cap was further popularised by Alasdair Ranaldson MacDonell of Glengarry the 15th chief of Clan MacDonell of Glen...

Scottish Beret Tam - Plain

Scottish Beret Tam - Plain

The woollen bonnet is thought to have arrived in Scotland through scholars returning home from the centres of learning on the continent during the 16th century. In a country where the weather could change at the drop of a hat, the bonnet was quickly adopted and became an essential item of everyda...

Scottish Beret Tam - Diced

Scottish Beret Tam - Diced

The woollen bonnet is thought to have arrived in Scotland through scholars returning home from the centres of learning on the continent during the 16th century. In a country where the weather could change at the drop of a hat, the bonnet was quickly adopted and became an essential item of everyda...

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