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Tartan Details - Campbell of Argyll (Smiths)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Campbell of Argyll (Smiths)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 8
STWR ref: 8
Designer: Unknown
Tartan date: 01/01/1890
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: This sett appears in 'The Scottish Highlands, the Scottish Clans, the Scottish Regiments' by John S Keltie as 'Campbell of Argyll'. It is further documented by Alastair Campbell of Airds, Yr. in 'Campbell Tartan', 1985. Scottish Tartans Society notes: The Smith's of Mauchline obtained the authorisation of the 7th Duke of Argyll (1777-1847), before publishing this version under the title 'Campbell of Argyll' in 1850. Alastair Campbell of Airds, yr. (Campbell Tartan, 1985), suggests that the white lines indicate a 'differenced' sett for the personal use of the chief.
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