Quaich

The quaich (from the Gaelic "cuach" - cup) is the traditional Scos' drinking vessel. Centuries ago, they were made of wood and by the 17th Century were often mounted in silver or made entirely from the metal.. Its' distinctive style of shallow bowl and shapely lugs dates from medieval times. Used for visitors wlecomes or as a farewell cup by proud Clan Chieds, worhty merchants or humble crofters, the Quaich has kept ite simple but beautiful shape and friendly purpose.

The appealing shape of the Quaich represents an original way to mark special occasions, such as weddings, christenings, or silver weddings.  In1589 King James VI of Scotland gave Anne of Norway a quaich (loving cup) as a wedding gift.

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