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Tartan Details - Boyd

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

STA ref: 1820
STWR ref: 1820
Designer: Scarlett MBE, Jamie
Tartan date: 01/01/1956
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: Designed in 1956 by Jamie Scarlett MBE for Lord Kilmarnock and recorded in the Lord Lyon Court Books (LCB 3) on 7th March 1956. The Lords Kilmarnock are descended from both the Hays (the Earls of Errol), and the Stewarts and the design incorporates elements from the Hay-Leith tartan (the red section) and the Hunting Stewart (the green section) with minor alterations to each. The Boyd family are closely associated with the town of Kilmarnock in the South West of the Scottish Lowlands.
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