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Tartan Details - Forfar

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

STA ref: 6238
STWR ref: none
Designer: Mackie, Arthur H
Tartan date: 01/03/2004
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: District
Restrictions:
Registration notes: Designed by Arthur Mackie of The Strathmore Woollen Co. Ltd of Forfar which is the county town of Angus in Scotland. Historically Forfar has royal connections with King Malcolm II and III, Alexander II and III and King Robert the Bruce, all of whom favoured the town which resulted in Forfar being created as a Royal Burgh in the mid 12th century. The colours of the tartan are from the Coat of Arms displayed in the Council Chambers and the tartan has been approved by the town's Community Council.
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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).

The registration criteria now applied by the Register conforms to the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008. These criteria are different to those previously applied by either the STA or the STWR. You may wish to refer to the STA website for further information on the original recording of this tartan.
 
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