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Tartan Details - Barbie's Moss Plaid (Blue & White)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Barbie's Moss Plaid (Blue & White)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 630
STWR ref: 630
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1890
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Other
Registration notes: From a plaid found (circa 1890) wrapped around a body buried or 'lost' in Barbie's Moss on the north face of Ben Ruines. Jamie Scarlett MBE (1978) said 'Colours are dark yellow and dark olive green which I take to be blue and white stained with peat.' See the green and yellow version at STR #210. The story is that a girl, Barbara, hanged herself after being told her lover had been killed in the Napoleonic War. Some medical students, hearing the story, put it to the test and discovered the body. A small piece of the plaid was in the possession of Mrs Mary Macleod, head teacher at Raebeg Primary School.
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