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29 June 2022
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Tartan Details - Raeburn

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

STA ref: 1275
STWR ref: 1275
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1930
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: Scottish Tartans Society notes: Very little is known about the origin of the tartan other than that it first appeared in the trade lists of Ross's and Johnston's around 1930. It bears a family resemblance to the MacLeod illustrated in the Vestiarium Scoticum in 1842 but the yellow bands are considerably narrower and there is no central red stripe. The name derives from the old lands of Rayburn in the Parish of Dunlop in Ayrshire. Undoubtedly the most famous person of the name was Sir Henry Raeburn (1756 - 1823). Sample in Scottish Tartans Authority Dalgety Collection and 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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