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Tartan Details - Glenfinnan

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

STA ref: 6243
STWR ref: none
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1772
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: Full name Glenfinnan (MacDonald of Glenalladale) or MacDonald of Glenalladale [Glenfinnan]. Copied and reproduced in 1968 from a scrap discovered in Canada by Ranald S.J.MacDonald. Original owned by an elderly priest who claimed to be a descendent of Capt John MacDonald of Glenaladale whose 'heroic' father was Major Alexander MacDonald one of Prince Charles's staunchest supporters. Lt.Col Ian Cameron Taylor organised the weaving and liaised with the National Trust at Glenfinnan where the tartan was retailed. Sindex notes say 'An asymmetrical sett . . .unwitting error by Col. Taylor owing to lack of evidence at the time.' For more detail try (March 2004)
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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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