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25 October 2021
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Tartan Details - Farquharson

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

STA ref: 1957
STWR ref: 1957
Designer: Unknown
Tartan date: 01/01/1774
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: Threadcount recorded by James M Coutts in the Public Register of all Arms and Bearings in Scotland, 35/71, 6 February 1946. A sample of this tartan in the Highland Society of London Collection bears the seal of Farquharson of Finzean. Four small pieces of this tartan, believed to date from 1774, were exhibited by Miss Farquharson of Invercauld at the Highland Exhibition held in Inverness in 1930. The first published mention of the tartan is in James Logan's 'Scottish Gael' in 1831. James Scarlett MBE has written that the design is one of many in which various arrangements of overchecks are added to the Black Watch tartan and probably dates from before 1800.
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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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