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Tartan Details - Armstrong

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

STA ref: 793
STWR ref: 793
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
Restrictions:
Registration notes: Design described in Vestiarium Scotorum, published by the Sobieski Stewarts in 1842. Armstrongs claim descent from Fairbairn, armour bearers to the kings of Scotland, who granted them land in the Borders. A story is told that these gifts were made as a result of a great feat of strength in rescuing the King when his horse was killed under him in the midst of battle. The first gathering of Armstrongs for 400 years was held at Tourneyholm in Liddesdale in 1979.
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