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Tartan Details - Lorne, Marquis of

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

STA ref: 6
STWR ref: 6
Designer: Ross, Mr
Tartan date: 01/01/1871
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Royal
Registration notes: Partner to the 'Louise' tartan which was designed to take commercial advantage of the wedding of the Marquis of Lorne to Her Royal Highness the Princess Louise in 1871. Published in 'Campbell Tartan' by Alastair Campbell of Airds yr in 1985 where he quotes 'brought out by Mr M'Kissock of Girvan' and approved by the Marquis of Lorne. There is a companion to this sett in which the red stripe is replaced with black. They are collectively known as Lorne and Louise tartans. This is now regarded as a district tartan for the Lorne area - clan Campbell territory.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
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