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Tartan Details - Over the Sea to Skye

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Over the Sea to Skye" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 13173
Designer: Wilton, Brian
Tartan date: 01/05/2021
Registration date: 25 May 2021
Category: Fashion
Restrictions: Yes.
This tartan cannot be offered for sale, woven or produced in any commercial form without the express permission of the copyright holders, their guardians, heirs & successors or appointed agents.


Registration notes: A tartan for the Skye Museum of Island Life. One of Scotland’s most romantic and famous heroines, Flora MacDonald was only 24 when she first met Prince Charles Edward, Bonnie Prince Charlie, on the island of South Uist. On the run after the ill-fated Battle of Culloden, the Prince persuaded her to help in his escape and in June 1746 they set sail from Benbecula on the perilous 37 mile (60km) sea journey to the Isle of Skye. This tartan’s name is taken from the famous 19th century ‘lullaby’ — the Skye Boat Song; “Speed bonny boat like a bird on a wing, Onward the sailors cry. Carry the lad that’s born to be King, Over the sea to Skye.” Based on an old MacDonald tartan, the blue and white are for the sea and the breaking waves on the shores of Skye. Green is from the Jacobite ribbon, and red is for the government Redcoats and the courage and fortitude of that 24 year old Highland heroine.
Registrant details: Mr Brian Wilton, Garden Studio 25, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, PH7 3AY
[email protected]
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