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Tartan Details - Buccleuch Check (9 squares)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Buccleuch Check (9 squares)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 647
STWR ref: 647
Designer: Griffiths, Sir Richard Waldie
Tartan date: 01/01/1908
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Military
Registration notes: Designed by the Colonel of the 4th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers in 1908 and used for the pipers' plaids. Originally woven by Ballantynes of Walkerburn. Earl Haig's family adopted it since he was also a Colonel of the battalion. This, according to J Cant, is the correct version of the Buccleuch check with nine black squares between the blue. The black and white squares measure 5/16 inch and the blue 3/8 inch (about 2 threads more?). Also known as Haig and Gladstone.
Information notes: Sample in Scottish Tartans Authority Dalgety Collection has 8 black squares between the blue lines and label saying woven by Ballantynes of Walkerburn.
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