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Tartan Details - MacDuff #6

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "MacDuff #6" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 2455
STWR ref: 2455
Designer: Wilsons of Bannockburn
Tartan date: 01/01/1819
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: Scottish Tartans Society notes: In early sources there are many small variations of this design, particularly in the shades and width of the red and blue bands. W and A Smith in their 1850 'Authenticated Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland' give this sett and say 'Our authority for this Tartan is 'use and wont'. It is universally worn in the North as MacDuff, it has always been known by the 'Trade' as such; and upon a late occasion, when, in honour of Her Majesty, there was one of those grand fetes given at Braemar, called a 'Gathering,' the numerous retainers of General Duff and many others were attired in this Tartan.'
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