Bruce

This link will lead you to all the styles of Bruce tartan we do in store such as weathered, ancient and modern Bruce tartan https://www.kiltmakers.com/tartan-search/search/?search=bruce

This link will lead you to the Scottish register of tartans however some of these tartans may be privately owned and created and would require permission to be used and woven https://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/qResults?searchString=bruce

This link will lead you to some of our clan crest accessories that we do for Bruce https://www.kiltmakers.com/clan-crest-accessories.html?option[Clan+Crest]=Bruce

With most kilts we would recommend a heavyweight Bruce tartan kilt

We have 10 Bruce tartans that we sell in store the most popular Bruce tartan we sell is 16/17oz ancient Bruce tartan from Loch carron.

The main colours in the Bruce tartan are red with black, yellow and white lines

Bruce clan history

The Bruces trace their lineage back to a Norman Knight who came to England alongside William the Conqueror in 1066. The surname Bruce originates from a region in Normandy, France, known as Brix. Holding significant lordships in the northern part of England, a segment of the Bruce family settled in Annandale during the 12th century. King Robert the Bruce (1274 – 1329) was crowned as the King of Scotland in 1306. Despite facing defeat at Methven in the same year, he sought refuge in Rathlin. Starting from 1307, he actively participated in raids against the English, culminating in a crucial victory over Edward II at Bannockburn in 1314. Bruce solidified his kingdom and brought an end to the war with England through the Treaty of Northampton in 1328. He passed away at Cardross the following year Despite his wishes for one of his loyal followers to bury his heart in the Holy Land, they were intercepted in Spain and brought back to Scotland. His heart now rests in Melrose, Dunfermline. The Earls of Elgin trace their lineage back to the Bruces of Clackmannan.

The family motto is “Fuimus” which translates to “We have been.”

Ancient Bruce from House of Edgar crest

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Bruce tartan however our recommendation would be a classic black jacket. wither that be a prince Charlie or argyll, red and black are a classic pairing and would look great together an alternate could be a charcoal tweed jacket which would also pair well with red

Ancient Bruce tartan looks good with a green lovat jacket and an ancient red tie

We also recommend that you match the colour of your flashes to the colour of your tie wither that be a Bruce tartan tie or a plain colour such as ancient red

Famous Bruce

A famous Bruce you might know being king Robert the bruce (1274-1329) most famous for supporting William Wallace in the Scottish war of independence and winning the battle of Bannockburn in June 1314 and 10 years later was crowned the king of Scotland.

Fun facts

Robert burns wrote a poem about Robert the Bruce’s speech before the battle of Bannockburn the poem is called Scots wha hae we recommend if you have a minute to go have a wee read of it

Bruce clan tartan view of tartan

Ancient Bruce from House of Edgar

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