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Tartan Details - MacGregor - 1800 (Clan)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "MacGregor - 1800 (Clan)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 3376
STWR ref: none
Designer: Wilsons of Bannockburn
Tartan date: 01/01/1800
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: This MacGregor tartan dates to the turn of the 18th-19th centuries. Writing in 2006 Sir Malcom MacGregor of MacGregor, Chief of Clan MacGregor wrote. "The exact origins are unknown, but it can be seen in the Cockburn Collection of the same period as the Highland Society of London sample of the Red and Black. It is not known if it was sealed in the same way as the Red and Black. Sir William Cockburn was a fellow member of the Society with Sir John MacGregor Murray. Wilsons of Bannockburn listed this tartan as MacGregor Murray so there may well have been a personal association with it on the part of my g-g-g-g grandfather. This tartan was worn by his only son, my g-g-g-grandfather as commander of the MacGregor Bodyguard during the King's visit to Edinburgh in 1822." The tartan appeared in every subsequent collection and book on clan tartans.
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