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Tartan Details - Rothesay (Red)

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

STA ref: 1533
STWR ref: 1533
Designer: Sobieski Stewarts, The
Tartan date: 01/01/1840
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: District
Registration notes: This is the same as #1845 (original Scottish Tartans Authority reference) but with a different threadcount for the whites. Warp count taken by Bob Martin from a kilt c.1840-50 said to belong to the Sobieski Stuarts. Formerly in the West Highland and now in the National Museum. Cloth 21' wide at 54epi. Rothesay is an historic Royal Burgh, which derives its name from the title of the Duke of Rothesay, held by the sovereign's eldest son since 1469. The Rothesay tartan, previously unknown, appeared in the Vestiarium Scoticum (1842) under the name, 'Prince of Rothesay'. It was worn by King Edward VII as a child and originally classified as a Royal tartan. Rothesay is the principal town of the Isles of Bute, stronghold of the Stuarts of Bute and the Boyds (Scottish Tartans Society). Count divided by four to show sett thus the odd numbers. Original count was: W12 R332 DG28 R20 DG28 R28 DG110 R28 DG55 R28 DG28 R20 DG28 R332 W4 R6 W12 (Scottish Tartans Authority 21/10/2002). See also #1845 (original Scottish Tartans Authority ref). Sample in Scottish Tartans Authority's Scarlett Collection. Also used as basis for Fitzgerald (Balcu Regiment).
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