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3 October 2023
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Tartan Details - Munro

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

STA ref: 974
STWR ref: 974
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1850
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: This was manufactured by Wilsons of Bannockburn as 'Lochiel Tartan' (that is Cameron of Lochiel) and how it became a Munro tartan is a mystery. Despite that, this sett is usually regarded as the correct form of the Munro tartan. It is illustrated by Smibert and the Smith brothers (both works published in 1850). In early versions (as shown here) bright pink replaces the crimson between the three green lines. Munros wear the 'Black Watch' as a Hunting tartan. In their 1850 book 'The Clan and Family Tartans of Scotland' W and A Smith of Mauchline wrote: 'We give the pattern which has been longest known by the Manufacturers as 'The Monro Tartan' ' Similar to Stirling Weavers' Guild (#936, original Scottish Tartans Authority reference) Sample in Scottish Tartans Authority Dalgety Collection in which the blue bands are black. Lochcarron sample they are blue as shown here.
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