We do a large range of hats for bands and the military. The Glengarry hat has long been a traditional hat for pipe bands and its history goes away back to around 1794 and was supposed to have been worn by McDonnell who lived in the Glen.The true origin is clouded by time but it seems that it first started around this time and developed into the hat it is today. It is thought that the military version was not until much later around 1840 or so. It was reported to have been used by the piper of the 79th foot. See our range of Tam o shanters and band hats.
The Glengarry were usually worn angled down with the right side of the hat low, nearly at the ear and the cap badge high on the head. Since the end of 1945, this hat has been worn level on the head. Comes in different dice colours. Usually red/black/white. In the past there was different colours of check and toories with different regiment having their own design. Now in the 21st Century, the cap is either with a dice of white /black / red with the Balaclava company with red /white dice. It was in the mid 1850's that the hat became popular with Scottish Soldiers. The plain bonnet seems to have been the order of the day and worn with a feather. By the time the first world war broke out Scottish battalions wore the dark version of the hat.