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Tartan Details - Halliday

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

STA ref: 7552
STWR ref: none
Designer: Newsome, Matthew
Tartan date: 01/01/2008
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Name
Registration notes: A tartan for the surname Halliday, commissioned by John Halliday from Inverness. The name Halliday is recorded in Dumfriesshire as early as the thirteenth century. The tartan is based on the old traditional Border shepherd's check also known as the Border Reiver tartan. The green and purple colours are based on the green and heather hills of Moffat and Ettrick, and the purple also recalls the role individual Hallidays played in the Covenanting religious wars of the 17th century. Can be worn by anyone of the name. Weaver D.C. Dalgliesh of Sekirk.
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