Historylinks Year: 1892
Badge (a) in the form of a blue enamelled shield with a smaller raised silver metal shield in the centre with the Scottish royal crest. The outer shield is bordered by a twisted silver metal rope. Silver lettering round the outer blue shield reads 1892 INTERNATIONAL TWENTY MATCH WON BY SCOTLAND. The back of the shield is engraved Clr Sergt R Mackay 1st Sutherland SHRV, and is stamped with the maker's mark J ROBERTSON & SON 101 PRINCES ST EDINBURGH. The badge is fastened with a long pin with a prominent hinge and curled keep. The whole badge is convex in shape. The badge fits into a deep-lidded presentation box (b), which is covered in black paper with a gold border stamped on the top. The base of the box is lined with dark red velvet and the lid with red silk.
Part of the Robert Mackay collection.
Picture added on 24 April 2008