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Tartan Details - Callanish, The

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

Reference: 10393
Designer: Campbell, Malcolm
Tartan date: 05/02/2011
Registration date: 18 April 2011
Category: Fashion
Restrictions: Yes. Only for use by clients, business associates and friends of the designer, Malcolm Campbell.
Woven by Carloway Mill, Isle of Lewis
The tartan must only be woven in Harris Tweed cloth as designed by Malcolm Campbell.

Registration notes: Inspired by the Callanish Stone circle standing proud and sentinel on the west coast of the island of Lewis. The oatmeal and pebble mixture background colour of the tartan symbolises the Callanish stones themselves, the olive moor border denotes the lush green grasses surrounding the Callanish site, while the sultry charcoal overchecks betoken the long shadows cast through the stones by the full moon or the rising sun. The bracken mixture central overchecks represents the heather hills and peat bogs around Callanish.
Information notes: This tartan was the first Harris Tweed tartan to be registered. To view woven sample, please request NAS6/O6/Oversize.
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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