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Silver quaich made in Dundee

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Silver quaich made in Dundee
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A quaich is a traditional Scottish drinking vessel. This silver example, made in Dundee by Edward Livingston, was presented in 1816 to Mr Robert Low, 1st President of the Dundee Highland Society.

The quaich centre is set with a guinea of George III, dated 1801, surrounded by the traditional Gaelic motto which translates as 'Drink up'.

Societies were established to support Highland migrant workers and to help them engender a sense of a Gaelic community. They encouraged Gaels to hold on to their distinctive culture.

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