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Tartan Details - Gordonstoun

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

STA ref: 362
STWR ref: 362
Designer: Bullard, Gilbert Duncan Macleod
Tartan date: 01/01/1956
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Corporate
Registration notes: Famous school near Elgin in Scotland attended by HRH Prince Charles. Designed circa 1956 by the late Gilbert Duncan Macleod Bullard, it is a marriage of the three families who have owned Gordonstun Estate over the centuries - Innes (1535-1616), Gordon (1616-1805) and Cumming (1805-1934). The Hunting Cumming dominates as it was the most recent family to own the estate. The single black stripe of 12 threads was replaced by the pale blue from the Innes and the yellow stripe derives from the military Gordon. It took over a year to develop and several attempts to get the right balance in the weaving, originally done by Campbells of Highland Tweed House, Beauly but the actual production went to the Border firm of D.C. Dalgliesh. It is now produced in two weights by Johnstons of Elgin. Woven sample of the heavier weight in Scottish Tartans Authority Collection.
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