Scottish Clansman, Stirling Bridge, 1297 - Scratch Supply Co.
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Sculpture: Jonatán Monerris
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 5
Scale: 54mm


The origins of the traditional structure of Scottish clans can be traced to the XI century and it is heir of even earlier Celtic traditions. They responded more to a political allegiance system than to any ethnical or religious criteria and were born as a solution to diverse threats. During the XIII century, when the Scottish started the conquest of the Norsemen controlled territories and quelled several revolts in the north of the country, the different warlords had the chance to impose their dominance over local families in need of protection, consolidating the clan structure.

During the Wars of Scottish Independence, Robert the Bruce introduced another element in this structure, the feudalism. That way, there was a hierarchy that established the pre-eminence of some clans over the others, all under the Scottish crown. That system meant that the clansman were a large part of the Scottish armies that fought along William Wallace and Robert the Bruce against the English armies of king Edward I “Longshanks”.