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Tartan Details - Telfer

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Telfer" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10083
Designer: Duncan Telfer
Tartan date: 24/09/2009
Registration date: 19 October 2009
Category: Name
Restrictions:
Registration notes: As a child the designer went to church in a kilt of Royal Stewart tartan, a gift from his parents. The Telfer tartan, although different in design to the Stewart tartan, echoes it in its structure. But here the predominance of red and its opposition to the green symbolises how the ancestors of the Telfers arrived in Britain on the tide of battle during the Norman invasion. This affinity is augmented by the clash of steel blue stripes. This strife is also silently witnessed by the sky (blue), trees (green) and the sun (gold). The designer would like to dedicate this tartan to the memory of his parents, James and Margaret Telfer. This tartan is for the use of all of the name of Telfer. Although there are no restrictions, anyone intending to manufacture or use this tartan is encouraged to contact the designer (or his direct descendants) at [email protected] and a choice of preferred charities will be offered for a suggested donation. Copyright of this design belongs to Duncan Telfer. It was developed for weaving by House of Tartan.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
Registrant details: Mr Blair Urquhart, House of Tartan Ltd, 9-11, East High Street, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, PH7 3AF
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