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1 June 2023
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Tartan Details - MacCallum

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

STA ref: 767
STWR ref: 767
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1832
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: The black next to the azure was entered as 4 which is also what is shown in the old Tartans Society Register and which seems to have been accepted by many 'experts'. However, going back to the woven silk sample of D.W. Stewart it can be seen that that sampler it was 10. Scottish Tartans Society notes: D.W. Stewart wrote, ''It is believed that the family (MacCallum), having lost trace of the old sett 50 or 60 years ago (i.e. 1832 - 1843), had the modern design prepared from the recollection of old people in Argyllshire; but the recovery of the original design shows that considerable deviation had been made.'' 'Old and Rare Scottish Tartans' recorded just 45 tartans, specially woven in silk, of particular interest or antiquity. Copies of the book are now valuable collectors' items. The count for this graphic is from a Lochcarron sample.
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