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Tartan Details - MacDonald of Kingsburgh

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

STA ref: 1562
STWR ref: 1562
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1893
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: DW Stewart recorded this pattern in his 'Old and Rare Scottish Tartans' based on a fragment of a waistcoat given to Prince Charles Edward Stuart (PCE) by MacDonald of Kingsburgh during his wanderings after Culloden. Considered too bright for his use PCE exchanged it with one Malcolm Macleod of Macleod who, before his capture by Government forces, hid it in a rock cleft. After his release a year later he retrieved it but only a small scrap had survived undamaged. Stewart’s reconstruction was woefully inaccurate.
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