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Tartan Details - Erskine

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

STA ref: 891
STWR ref: 891
Designer: Sobieski Stewarts, The
Tartan date: 01/01/1842
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: The first published version of the tartan appeared in the Vestiarium Scoticum (VS), a romantic history of Scottish dress produced in 1842 by the Sobieski brothers. explain the origin of the design. This pattern is one of the few in the VS that can be dated to the 18th century. The Scottish Tartans Authority holds an Unnamed 18th century specimen of this pattern that was collected in the N. W, Highlands in the 1870s by the Scottish Folklorist Alexander Carmichael. A c1880 collection of commercial tartans called the Clans Originaux names this ‘Erskine Green’, not to be confused with the ‘Erskine, Hunting’.
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Where tartans were recorded before the establishment of the Scottish Register of Tartans (SRT) on 5 February 2009, the original Scottish Tartans Authority (STA) and the Scottish Tartans World Register (STWR) reference numbers have been retained. The new SRT reference number can be found in the address box on your browser (url).

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