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Tartan Details - Shaw

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

STA ref: 768
STWR ref: 768
Designer: McIan
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: Scottish Tartans Society: The Lyon recognition of a more recent design (#318), (original Scottish Tartans Authority reference) is ''..specifically without prejudice to the continued use of the hitherto accepted Shaw tartan.'' This sett was published by McIan (c.1845) in a drawing of Farquhar Shaw of the Black Watch, who was executed for mutiny in 1743. Co-author, James Logan, describes the figure as wearing the 'regimental' tartan with a red line to distinguish the philabeg from the belted plaid. The Shaw tartan, it appears, had been derived from errors in the graphic illustration of the Black Watch.
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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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