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Tartan Details - MacAlister (Smith 1850)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "MacAlister (Smith 1850)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1465
STWR ref: 1465
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1850
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: This was the Scottish Tartans Society record for the Smith version of MacAlister and it ties in with D.C. Stewart's of 1950. The Scottish Tartans Society notes were as follows: 'This plate is taken from the manuscript of W and A Smith 'Authenticated Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland'. The Smith's sources included the findings of George Hunter, an Army clothier, who toured the Highlands in search of old tartans prior to 1822. MacAlisters are descendants of Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles. Contemporary accounts of Flora MacDonald (1746) suggest that MacAlisters wore the MacDonald tartan at that time. The MacAlister tartan was certified by the chief in 1845. '
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