Did the Scottish use Claymores?Yes, the Scottish did use Claymores. The Claymore was a two-handed sword that was used by Scottish warriors in the late medieval and early modern periods. The weapon was used primarily by the Highlanders of Scotland, who were known for their fierce fighting style and bravery in battle.
What is the correct name for Scottish Claymore?The correct name for the Scottish Claymore is "Claidheamh-mor" in Scottish Gaelic. This translates to "Great Sword" in English, which is a fitting name for such a formidable weapon. Though this term is used to describe the large two handed sword sit is also used for the shorter Scottish basket hilted broadsword or alternatively the basket hilted claymore.
What weapons did Highlanders carry?Highlanders typically carried a variety of weapons, including the Scottish Claymore, Dirk or dagger, Sgian Dubh which is a sock knife, Lochaber Axe, and a Targe. They were also known to carry firearms such as muskets and pistols, in later periods. The weapons that a Highlander would carry would depend on their role in battle and personal preference.