Clan Hanna tartan.
One of my favorite souvenirs from my trip to Scotland is my pieces of our family tartan. Being the clan Hanna/Hannay was outlawed and is a minor clan, it is not easily found like the Campbell or Stewart tartans. It has to be special ordered from the mill that produces it – and it’s not cheap. I’ve never paid that much for cloth in my life! (The dollar to pound conversion didn’t help either…)
I have wanted a shawl in the Clan Hanna tartan for years. And now I have enough material to have one made.
I also have a little swatch in this jar that reminds me of my visit to Galloway and Sorbie tower. Besides the tartan, there’s also a stone from near Sorbie Tower and a bottle of sand from the nearby beach. I’ll be adding a few more things in as I refind them – like the family crest and a photo of me at the tower.
My Christmas presents to my Dad and Sis were made from the Clan Hanna tartan:
Dad was given a cap (or ‘bonnet’ in Scotland).
And Sis got a shawl/scarf.
I’ll have something for the babies when they are old enough to appreciate it! Right now they’d just chew on it or jump on it!
April 6th is Tartan Day… and I’ll be wearing my Clan Hanna. Maybe not for long… the predicted temperature is 90F and that’s just a wee bit too warm for wool. But I’ll wear it somehow!