I have had this glengarry for almost 40 years since it was given to me in thanks for a kindness and I have recently turned it up again from amongst my "toy box"
I would appreciate any comments or opinions;
I am not totally sure of the period but the maker was taken over by Compton Sons and Webb in 1924 I believe.
The cap badge is to one of the 3 territorial battalions of the Royal Scots which were; 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 Bn Queens Edinburgh Rifle Vols. All served with distinction in WWI.
The colour is black not navy blue and the toory is also black not the usual red which is indicative of their "rifles" status.
The headband is leather rather than silk and is quite deep which tends to date it.
As one can see there is very little left of the silk rosette but the black painted cap badge is almost mint.
Note the amount of pommade or whatever residue on the inside which I am sure has helped the preservation of a cap that must be a least 100 years old!
I don't have much in my collection of this age but I really like this piece. It reeks of history!