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Tartan Details - Nicolson (McIan)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Nicolson (McIan)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1004
STWR ref: 1004
Designer: Unknown
Tartan date: 01/01/1845
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: D.C. Stewart wrote "Cloth has been woven purporting to show the correct sett, but the sett seems intended for that appearing in McIan's drawing, where no such claim is made for it. The drawing admits of many interpretations; the sett given here is one such reconstruction". In 1980 the Nicholsons and the MacNicols were recognised as separate clans. When Lord Carnock was recognised as Chief of the Nicholsons, Lord Lyon accepted a petition from Ian Nicholson of Scorrybreac, Chief of the MacNicols. A very similar tartan was noted in the Oban Times in 1929 with the count of A/2 K8 R2 G20 R12 G3 R12 K2 R12 G3 R12 K/10 (Half sett, full count at pivots).
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