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Tartan Details - Cameron of Locheil #2

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Cameron of Locheil #2" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1398
STWR ref: 1398
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1820
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: Donald Cameron of Locheil had a joined plaid in this sett in c1820. The sett is taken from a portrait in Achnacarry of 'the Gentle Lochiel' painted by George Chalmers in 1764. Iain B Cameron Taylor wrote, 'Of the unknown Cameron tartans in existence today, the Chief's personal tartan, the Cameron of Locheil, is undoubtably the oldest.' D C Stewart said of this sett: 'In general the Smiths' illustrations contain few slips.' Another comment said 'Lochiel is said to have bought a quantity of tartan in Glasgow for the clansmen he raised to meet Prince Charles Edward at Glenfinnan. Is this it?'. In their 1850 book 'The Clan and Family Tartans of Scotland', W and A Smith of Mauchline wrote: 'The pattern here given was sent to us by Lochiel, the undoubted Chief of the Clan, who says it is what he has always considered the Tartan of the Camerons, and is the same as represented upon a portrait of one of his ancestors, in the possession of Sir Duncan Cameron of Collart.' This entry has been verified as being the same as the Smiths - the Clans Originaux version is slightly different.
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