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The Atholl Highlanders is a Scottish private infantry regiment. A ceremonial unit, it acts as the personal bodyguard to the Duke of Atholl, chieftain of the Clan Murray, a family that has lived in Perthshire for roughly seven centuries.
Although it has no official military role, this hand-picked body of local men are armed with Lee–Metford rifles, and the regiment includes a pipe band.
Joining the Highlanders is by invitation-only from the Duke, who specially selects men with ties to the estate or the local area. The regiment is not part of the British Armed Forces but under the command of the Duke of Atholl, and based at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl.
The belt mirrors the stable belt in alternating stripes of yellow and black.
All of our belts are hand beaded in Kenya by the Maasai, using an average of 6000 beads.
We use the highest quality leather to ensure our belts are extremely long lasting and durable.
This belt is 1.5 inches wide.
The Atholl Highlanders tie is not a tie at all. It’s a Manyatta belt.
**THE CUT OFF DATE TO ORDER FOR XMAS DELIVERY IS 30 NOV**
In memory of the late (great) John Bullough MBE founder of the Thunderbird Project - a concept where if there is an imminent threat to life drone technology is deployed to deliver life-saving equipment or medicine faster than existing emergency services can.
This is a charity very close to our heart and for each belt sold, Shilling & Fitz will donate £10 directly to The Thunderbird Project.
HOW TO MEASURE FOR YOUR BELT
Like a bespoke suit or pair of shoes, outstanding craftsmanship takes time. When the order is placed, the mamas in Kenya start beading your belt, utilising their cultural and ancestral skills. Once this is complete, the belt is sent to us. For this reason, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Trust us - it is utterly worth the wait!
Atholl Highlanders Beaded Belt