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19 October 2018
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Tartan Details - Stewart/Stuart

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

STA ref: 319
STWR ref: 319
Designer: Wilsons of Bannockburn
Tartan date: 01/01/1745
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: In their 1850 book 'The Clan and Family Tartans of Scotland' W and A Smith of Mauchline wrote: 'The undoubted antiquity of this pattern has induced us to give it as the 'Clan Stewart;' for in 1745 the families above named [Stewarts of Appin and Stewarts of Grandtully] were clans in every sense of the term.' Scottish Tartans Society notes: A sample of this sett was included in the Royal Tartans collection at the Scottish Tartans Society under the title `Stewart of Bute', but it is often regarded as the `Clan' tartan as distinct from the `Royal'. Captain Stuart Davidson, founder chairman of the Scottish Tartans Society, suggested that ''it belongs to the Stewarts of the Western Isles''. This is the Wilson's of Bannockburn Thread count. The Highland Society of London No 566 has a similar one but called Ancient Stewart.
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