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23 October 2017
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Tartan Details - MacPherson Dress (1842)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "MacPherson Dress (1842)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1872
STWR ref: 1872
Designer: Sobieski Stewarts, The
Tartan date: 01/01/1842
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: The Sobieskis are said ('Old Cluny' 1962) to have added the yellow line to this sett which was said to have existed 'long before they appeared on the scene' when it was also known as Breacan Glas. It was at one time sold as 'Maggie Lauder' and the suggestion was that it was named after Sir Dick Lauder's daughter - he being a great supporter of the two Sobieski brothers. This version was recorded in the Scottish Tartans Society Sindex without the suffix 'Dress' and with red in place of purple. Manufacturers have consistantly produced a MacPherson Dress with double purple stripes.
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