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Tartan Details - The Red Hackle

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

Reference: 10124
Designer: The House of Edgar
Tartan date: 01/10/2009
Registration date: 5 January 2010
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes.
This tartan may only be woven by House of Edgar or its sub-licencees.
The Red Hackle is also protected by trade mark in respect of Class 24 (textiles and textile goods etc) under the registration number 2530302, granted to Macnaughton Holdings Ltd. on 5th February 2010.
Registration notes: The Red Hackle tartan has been designed as a tribute to the men and women of The Black Watch, both past and present. Originally used to identify troops in the midst of battle, there is doubt as to exactly when the Black Watch's unique Red Hackle was adopted by the Regiment. Whether it was first used during the American War of Independence or later during the battle of Geldermeisen campaign on January 5th, 1795, what is beyond dispute is that in 1822 the Army's Adjutant General confirmed the unique right of the 42nd Regiment (Black Watch) to wear the Red Hackle in their bonnets. In memory of Geldermeisen, the 5th January subsequently became the regimental day, and is now known as Red Hackle Day. The new tartan is based on perhaps the world’s most recognised textile design, the famous Black Watch tartan, to which a series of overchecks in two shades of red has been added. It was selected from a number of designs submitted to the regimental headquarters at Balhousie Castle in Perth. A proportion of all sales of the tartan will be donated to The Black Watch Heritage Appeal.
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 Macnaughton, TOWER HOUSE Ruthvenfield Road, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, PH1 3UN
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