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19 February 2018
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Tartan Details - MacBean of Tomatin

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

STA ref: 3342
STWR ref: none
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: Not Specified
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: This is MacKintosh with a blue line centred on red ground. Originally thought to be a black line (see #3343, original Scottish Tartans Authority reference). A subsequently discovered specimen revealed it was actually blue and this is as woven in Peter E. MacDonald swatch, 1944. In his text, Jamie Scarlett MBE says 'the blue was probably purple'. Same as MacFadyen (#403, original Scottish Tartans Authority reference). 'Tartans' (Johnston/Smith 1999) calls this 'MacBean of Tomatin'.
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