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Tartan Details - Broons, The (DC Thomson)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Broons, The (DC Thomson)" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10357
Designer: Wilton, Brian
Tartan date: 11/10/2010
Registration date: 15 February 2011
Category: Corporate
Restrictions: Yes.
Only to be woven by weavers approved by D C Thomson.

Registration notes: The Broons' forebears Le Bruns arrived in Britain with the Norman Conquest in 1066. They overthrew their leige lord and moved to Scotland in an act known as Le Broon Coup and settled in the land of the MacGregors who called them 'Broons'. Led by the famous Red MacGregor they became expert dealers in pre-owned cattle. A by-product of the family cow business was fertiliser so a cousin, Capability Broon, became quite a famous gardener. His brother, Incapability Broon was more famous in beer gardens. This new tartan takes the brown from their famous name, the green from the wild clan country, the red and gold from the shield of the Duchy of Normandy, their distant Gallic cousins. The black line signifies their illustrated exploits that have appeared in The Sunday Post for 75 years. Keeping the blood link with their distant Gallic cousins are the red and gold from the Duchy of Normandy heraldic shield.
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.
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