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25 October 2021
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Tartan Details - Nisbet

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

STA ref: 2115
STWR ref: 2115
Designer: Unknown
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: This is the sett that appears in the Vestiarium Scoticum as MacIntosh (Vestiarium Scotorum (1842) 87, Plate XXXI). There is no historical connection between the names Nisbet and MacIntosh to explain this, and it is interesting to note the similarity with the Dunbar tartan (where the white stripes are black) which also originates in the Vestiarium. The Nisbets came from the old barony of Nisbet in the parish of Edrom, Berwickshire, as early as 1160. Details from RC Nesbitt's 'Nisbet of that Ilk', 1941.
Information notes: Woven sample from Angela Nisbett in Scottish Tartans Authority's Johnston 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).

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