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Tartan Details - Graham of Menteith

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

STA ref: 698
STWR ref: 698
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1831
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Restrictions:
Registration notes: First appeared in the 1819 as 'Cobourg'. Scottish Tartans Society notes: 'Logan describes the broad blue stripe as 'smalt', in his book, 'The Scottish Gael' published in 1831. Smibert also records this sett in 1850. However, in the text for McIan's Costume of the Clans (1845-47), Logan admits that this sett's antiquity is questionable. Menteith is the name given to the western branch of the Graham family. The Menteith District tartan is similar but the azure stripe is white. (See also Montrose, Menteith.) Woven sample.
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