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3 October 2023
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Tartan Details - Inches of Perth

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

STA ref: 1753
STWR ref: 1753
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1920
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Restrictions:
Registration notes: No details of this tartan which was discovered in 1985 in the Paton Collection when it was first loaned to the Scottish Tartans Society. It could be family (there is a family jewellers in Perth called Hamilton & Inches) or it could be connected with two areas known as the 'Inches of Perth' (an Inch is a stretch of low lying land near a river.) 'Folk say the Mercers tried to cheat the town. When for two Inches they did win six feet.' This alludes to the exchange of the two Inches of Perth (where the famous clan battle was fought in 1396) for the right to be buried in St. John's Church, Perth.
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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).

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