List of tartans

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This is a list of tartans from around the world. The examples shown below are generally emblematic of a particular associaion. However, for each clan or family, there are often numerous other official or unofficial variations. There are also innumerable tartan designs that are not affiliated with any group, but were simply created for aesthetic reasons.

Image Association Origin Country Notes
Clan Stewart tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Stuart Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Prince of Rothesay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Duke of Rothesay Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Ye principal clovris of ye clanne Stewart tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Stuart Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum. This is a "Royal Stewart tartan" of the House of Stuart. It is worn by the regimental pipers of the Scots Guards. It was referred to by King George V of the United Kingdom as "my personal tartan".
MacDonald of the Isles tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Donald Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Clanranald tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacDonald of Clan Ranald Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacGregor tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacGregor Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacDuff tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacDuff Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacPherson tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Macpherson Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Grant tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Grant Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Munro tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Munro Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacLeod tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacLeod Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Campbell tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum) (Stewart - 'The Setts').png Clan Campbell Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Sutherland tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Sutherland Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Cameron tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Cameron Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacNeil tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacNeil Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum, but not recognized by the current chief as a clan tartan.
Macneil of Barra tartan (Clan Macneil).jpg Clan MacNeil
(Macneil of Barra)
Highland clans Scotland One of two official tartans of the Clan Macneil.
Macneil of Colonsay tartan (Clan Macneil).jpg Clan MacNeil
(Macneil of Colonsay)
Highland clans Scotland One of two official tartans of the Clan Macneil.
MacFarlane tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacFarlane Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacLachlan tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacLachlan Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacLean tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacLean Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacKenzie tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Mackenzie Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Fraser tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Fraser Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Menzies tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Menzies Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Chisholm tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Chisholm Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Buchanan tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Buchanan Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Lamont tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Lamont Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacDougall tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacDougall Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacIntyre tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacIntyre Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Robertson tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Robertson Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacNab tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Macnab Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacKinnon tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Mackinnon Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacKintosh tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Mackintosh Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Farquharson tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum) (Stewart - 'The Setts').png Clan Farquharson Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum and based on the Black Watch tartan.
Gunn tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Gunn Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacArthur tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacArthur Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacKay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan MacKay Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
MacQuarrie tartan (J. Grant).png Clan MacQuarrie Highlands Scotland
MacQueen tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Macqueen Highland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum with the caption "Makqwhenis, fowr stryppis red vpon ane blak fylde, and throuchout ye mydward of ye blak sett, ane zello spraing."
Muir or More tartan.png Clan Muir Highlands Scotland California State tartan, seen below, is based upon this pattern.
MacTavish Tartan (Modern Red).jpg Clan MacTavish Highlands Scotland
Bruce tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Bruce Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Douglas tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Douglas Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Crawford tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum - plate).png Clan Crawford Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Ruthven tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Ruthven Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Montgomery tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Montgomery Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Hamilton tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Hamilton Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Wemyss tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Wemyss Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Comyn tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Comyn Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Sinclair tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Sinclair Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Dunbar tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Dunbar Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Leslie tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Leslie Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Lauder tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Lauder Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Cunningham tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Cunningham Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Lindsay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum - plate).png Clan Lindsay Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Hay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Hay Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Dundas tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Dundas Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Ogilvie tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Ogilvy Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Oliphant tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Oliphant Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Seton tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Seton Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Ramsay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum - plate).png Clan Ramsay Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Erskine tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Erskine Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Wallace tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Wallace Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum, this pattern dates back to 1842. It is also known as "Wallace Dress" or "Wallace Red", and is used on the 3M brand Scotch tape.
Brodie tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Brodie Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Barclay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Barclay Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Murray tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Murray Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Urquhart tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Urquhart Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Rose tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum - plate).png Clan Rose Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Colquhoun tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Colquhoun Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Drummond tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Drummond Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Forbes tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Forbes Lowland clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Scott tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Scott Border clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Armstrong tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Armstrong Border clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Gordon tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Gordon Border clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Cranstoun tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Cranstoun Border clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Graham tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Graham Border clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Maxwell tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Maxwell Border clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Home tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Home Border clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Johnston(e) tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Johnstone Border clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Kerr tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Kerr Border clans Scotland Listed in the Vestiarium Scoticum
Oliver tartan.gif Oliver (surname) Border area Scotland
MacNicol or Nicolson tartan (Logan).png Clan MacNeacail Isle of Skye Scotland Called MacNicol or Nicolson tartan
Park tartan pattern.jpg Park family Scotland
MacQueenTartan.png Clan Macqueen Scotland Image shows both MacQueen tartan setts. The black-red-yellow is better known while the blue-red-yellow is considered to be an "artifact variant".
HamiltonTartan.gif William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton Scotland
Royal stewart.jpg Queen Elizabeth II Cornwall England Known as the "Royal Stewart Tartan", it is the best known tartan of the royal House of Stewart, the personal tartan of Queen Elizabeth II, and one of the most recognizable tartans.
Cornish National Tartan.png Culture of Cornwall Cornwall England See also: Cornish kilts and tartans
Burberry pattern.svg Burberry Company design England Created in the 1920s, this pattern is known as the "Burberry check". It was originally used as a lining in the company's trench coats.
Arizona-tartan.png U.S. State tartan Arizona United States
Arkansas Traveler Tartan.png U.S. State tartan Arkansas United States Known as "Arkansas Traveler Tartan", it was recognized as an official state tartan of Arkansas in 2001. The green represents the forests and trees of the Ozark Mountains, a settlement location of Scottish immigrants. The blue represents the water bodies. The yellow represents the sunshine, and the red for the strong beautiful lakes, rivers, and streams; yellow for the bright rays of sunshine during the spring and summer seasons; red for the colour of blood, respresenting strong family ties to Scotland.
California Tartan.gif U.S. State tartan California United States
Colorado-tartan.png U.S. State tartan Colorado United States
Georgia Tartan.gif U.S. State tartan Georgia United States
Hawaii State Tartan.jpg U.S. State tartan Hawaii United States
Nevada-tartan.png U.S. State tartan Nevada United States
Newmexico-tartan.png U.S. State tartan New Mexico United States
Oklahoma-tartan.png U.S. State tartan Oklahoma United States
Oregon-state-tartan.png U.S. State tartan Oregon United States
State Tartan of New Hampshire.png U.S. State tartan New Hampshire United States
Tartan florida.png U.S. State tartan Florida United States
Texas-tartan.png U.S. State tartan Texas United States
Washington State tartan 4 sett block.png U.S. State tartan Washington United States
Tartan of Alberta.png Regional tartans of Canada Alberta Canada
Tartan of Cape Breton.png Regional tartans of Canada Cape Breton Island Canada
Tartan of Manitoba.png Regional tartans of Canada Manitoba Canada
Tartan of Newfoundland and Labrador.png Regional tartans of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
Tartan of Nova Scotia.png Regional tartans of Canada Nova Scotia Canada
Nartan.svg Regional tartans of Canada Northwest Territories Canada
DressTartan.jpg Regional tartans of Canada Saskatchewan Canada
Maple leaf tartan.png Regional tartans of Canada National Canada
Usafr tartan.jpg U.S. Air Force Pipe Band Strathmore Woollen Company United States Extensive description
Black Watch or Campbell tartan.svg Black Watch Scotland Used by:
West-Virginia-University-Official-Tartan.jpg West Virginia University United States Used by:

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