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19 November 2017
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Tartan Details - Haig Check

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

STA ref: 6244
STWR ref: none
Designer: Griffiths, Sir Richard W.
Tartan date: 01/01/1908
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Name
Restrictions:
Registration notes: This tartan was designed by Sir Richard W Griffiths, Colonel of the 4th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, in 1908 and used for the pipers' plaids. The tartan was later adopted by Earl Haig's family since he was also a Colonel of the battalion and hence known as the Haig Check. It was also known as the Gladstone Check and the Buccleuch Check – these connections are as yet unexplained.
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