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Tartan Details - Thomson Dress (Blue)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Thomson Dress (Blue)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 5130
STWR ref: none
Designer: Bain/Bottomley
Tartan date: 01/01/1965
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: Designed by John Bain & Alfred Bottomley of MacArthurs of Hamilton (now at Biggar [2002]). Alfred was owner/Managing Director of MacArthurs and John was a director and one of the leading designers in Scotland. Created for Lord Thomson of Fleet - via Kinloch Anderson of Edinburgh. Recorded in the Lyon Court Books on the 15 October 1965 (PRA 49/6).
Information notes: Adopted by the Clan Thom(p)son Society as the official Clan Society tartan and worn by many Thomsons regardless of spelling.
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