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2 July 2022
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Tartan Details - Birse

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

STA ref: 1087
STWR ref: 1087
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1957
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Name
Restrictions:
Registration notes: James Cant records that this tartan was 'woven by T G Gordon, Glasgow, November 1957'. A note on Dalgety sample (STA collection) says 'Birse, Arbroath.' Sindex card suggests there is a sample in the MacGregor Hastie Collection, Scottish Tartan Society Archives. This sample comes from the MacGregor-Hastie collection which forms the basis of the cloth archive of the Scottish Tartans Society. Some of the samples, including this one, were unmarked.
Information notes: Sample in the Scottish Tartans Authority's Johnston Collection and Scottish Tartans Authority's Dalgety Collection.
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Where tartans were recorded before the establishment of the Scottish Register of Tartans (SRT) on 5 February 2009, the original Scottish Tartans Authority (STA) and the Scottish Tartans World Register (STWR) reference numbers have been retained. The new SRT reference number can be found in the address box on your browser (url).

The registration criteria now applied by the Register conforms to the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008. These criteria are different to those previously applied by either the STA or the STWR. You may wish to refer to the STA website for further information on the original recording of this tartan.
 
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