A quick Google search revealed (I think) that Burns refers to the scarf's tartan pattern. Hilltop appears to be still in business, but I couldn't find any similar plaid scarves, just some very lovely solid ones, still made in Scotland today. Perhaps, they are still making them like they used to.
|Hilltop Scarf from the 1960s|
|Hilltop scarf today, for sale online.|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My grandma, with my brother, 1972, Virginia.
|My grandma, bundled-up for the snow, in her scarf.|
My mom, Blizzard of 1979, Virginia.
|My mom, bundled-up for the snow, in her mom's scarf.|
My daughter, Blizzard of 2010, New Jersey.
|My daughter, bundled-up for the snow, in her great-grandmother's scarf.|