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 association. 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.

British noble and regimental tartans[edit]

Tartans in this section are those of the current or former British royal family, of individual British nobility members, and of British military regiments that use traditional Scottish attire, mostly Highland regiments.

Image Association Origin Country Notes
Royal Stewart tartan.png House of Stuart/Stewart Highlands Clans, Scottish royalty Scotland The Royal Stuart (or Royal Stewart) tartan, first published in 1831, is the best-known tartan of the royal House of Stuart/Stewart, and is one of the most recognizable tartans. Today, it is worn by the regimental pipers of the Black Watch, Scots Guards, and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, among other official and organisational uses. It is commonly worn by the general public as general British symbol, though in theory it is the individual property of Elizabeth II.
Ye principal clovris of ye clanne Stewart tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png House of Stuart/Stewart Highland clans, Scottish royalty Scotland Another "royal" tartan of the House of Stuart/Stewart. It was referred to by George V as "my personal tartan",[This quote needs a citation] though it appears in the Vestiarium Scoticum at least 23 years before his birth. While the work's historical claims have been shown to be spurious, it described the design as the "clanne Stewart tartan", and the work was popular, so the tartan would have been familiar before George's birth in 1865. It is worn officially today by the regimental pipers of the Scots Guards, and remain in common civilian use as a Stewart/Stuart clan tartan.

For additional Stuart/Stewart tartans, see the Clan Stuart entry below.

Prince of Rothesay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Duke of Rothesay Highland clans; Scottish royalty Scotland The individual tartan of the Duke of Rothesay, a dynastic title of the heir-apparent to the British (and formerly separate Scottish) throne; currently Prince Charles.
Black Watch or Campbell tartan.svg Black Watch British military; roots among the Highland clans Scotland This is officially used by: the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 Scots); Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment); and the former 42nd Regiment of Foot. The tartan is also among the most common in civilian use, especially popular for evening-wear, owing to its muted tones.
HamiltonTartan.gif William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton Lowlands, Scottish nobility Scotland

UK military or Government tartans[edit]

A number of tartans, worn by UK military units, are known as Government tartans, and are defined in a Standard[1] currently maintained by Defence Equipment and Support within the Ministry of Defence. They are known by a number, a name, or both. The commonest are Government 1, Black Watch; Government 1A, a slightly lighter form of Black Watch worn by the Royal Regiment of Scotland; and Royal Stewart.

The following list includes those Government tartans worn by UK military units as from the creation of the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006 onwards. Other units wear a named clan tartan without it being defined by this standard, e.g. 32nd (Scottish) Signal Regiment and the pipers of the Royal Corps of Signals wear Grant, and the tartan of 154 (Scottish) Regiment Royal Logistics Corps is MacDuff. For the Royal Regiment of Scotland, the pipes and drums in each battalion wear the uniform of their antecedent regiment (as listed below) for ceremonial purposes, but the Regiment's standard Government 1A for non-ceremonial purposes.[2]

Image Number Name Current units worn by
Image of Black Watch tartan 1 Black Watch 3 SCOTS drummers (inherited from The Black Watch)
Sutherland tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png 1A Sutherland Royal Regiment of Scotland, including Band and 7 SCOTS drummers (inherited from Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
[citation needed] 4 Cameron of Erracht 4 SCOTS pipers and drummers (inherited from The Highlanders pipers and drummers)
Mackenzie (and Seaforth Highlander) tartan.png 5A MacKenzie 2 SCOTS Drum Major (inherited from Royal Highland Fusiliers and Highland Light Infantry)
Douglastartan.jpg 6 Douglas Royal Gurkha Rifles pipers
7 Leslie Former 1 SCOTS drummers (inherited from King's Own Scottish Borderers)
8 Hunting Stewart Former 1 SCOTS Drum major (inherited from The Royal Scots)
[3] 11 Red Erskine 2 SCOTS pipers and drummers
Royal stewart.jpg Royal Stewart Former 1 SCOTS pipers

3 SCOTS pipers

7 SCOTS pipers

Scots Guards pipers

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards pipers

[4] Hunting Rose Royal Tank Regiment pipes and drums, and officers in black tie

Note: 1 SCOTS Pipers and Drummers were disbanded in 2021.

Scottish clan tartans[edit]

The tartans in this list are those ascribed to particular clans of Scotland, including Highland, Lowland, Isles, and Borders clans. Their status varies widely; armigerous clans generally accept them, while some have been officially adopted or rejected by a clan chief.

Image Association Origin Country Notes
TartanClanAbercrombie.gif Abercromby Lowland clans Scotland
[5] Agnew Lowland clans Scotland
[6] Ainslie [citation needed] Scotland
[7] Aiton Lowland clans Scotland
[8] Anderson [citation needed] Scotland Shared with Clan Gillanders
Tartan (duke of fife).jpg Anstruther Lowland clans Scotland Also known as Duke of Fife tartan,[9] shared with clans Beveridge, Ged, Halkerston, Halkett, Kinloch, Kinnear, Logie, Lundin, Orrock, Primrose, Balfour, Boswell, Moncur and Kirkcaldy[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]
Clan Arbuthnott.jpg Arbuthnott Lowland clans Scotland
Armstrong tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Armstrong Borders clans Scotland
[20] Arnott [citation needed] Scotland
MacArthur tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Arthur Highland clans Scotland Also known as “MacArthur”; has an additional tartan called “Milton.”[21]
[22] Baillie [citation needed] Scotland
[23] Bain [citation needed] Scotland
[24] Baird [citation needed] Scotland
[25] Balfour Lowland clans Scotland
Barclay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Barclay Lowland clans Scotland
[26] Baxter [citation needed] Scotland
[27] Bell Borders clans Scotland
[28] Bethune Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “MacBeth,” shared with Clan McBain
[29] Bissett Lowland clans Scotland
[30] Blackadder [citation needed] Scotland Also known as “Tweedside District“, shared with clans Blyth, Haliburton, Learmonth, Mow, Polwarth, Purves, Spottiswood, Swinton, Renton and Boswell[31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38]
[39] Blackstock [citation needed] Scotland
[40] Blair [citation needed] Scotland
[41] Borthwick Lowland clans Scotland
[42] Boswell Lowland clans Scotland
[43] Boyd Lowland clans Scotland Shared with clans Fairlie and Fullarton[44][45]
Brodie tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Brodie Lowland clans Scotland
[46] Broun Lowland clans Scotland
[47] Buchan [citation needed] Scotland
Buchanan tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Buchanan Highland clans Scotland Shared with clans Dewar and Masterton[48][49]
[50] Burnett [citation needed] Scotland
Cameron tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Cameron Highland clans Scotland “Cameron of Erracht” variant shared with Clan Chalmers[51]
Amcient campbell.png Campbell Highland clans Scotland Image is the so called "Old Campbell" which is a lightened form of the Black Watch regimental tartan, adopted by Clan Campbell, and shared with clans Bannatyne, Lyon and Paterson[52]
Campbell Breadalbane tartan.jpg Campbell of Breadalbane Highland clans Scotland Second set of tartans shared with Clan Paterson
Campbell of Cawdor tartan.jpg Campbell of Cawdor Highland clans Scotland Shared with clans Calder and McCorquodale[53]
[54] Carmichael Lowland clans Scotland
[55] Carnegie Lowland clans Scotland
Carruthers Dress Tartan.jpg Carruthers Lowland/Borders clans Scotland
[56] Charteris Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “Roxburgh,” shared with clans Belshes, Hopkirk, Riddell, Wauchope, Ainslie, Routledge, Rutherford and Haig, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Mow[57][58][59][60]
[61] Chattan Confederation of highland clans Scotland Based on Mackintosh Chief, shared with clans Davidson, Farquharson, MacBean, MacGillivray, MacIntyre, MacKintosh, MacLean, MacPhail, MacPherson, MacQueen, MacThomas, and Shaw as its members[62]
Chisholm tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Chisholm Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Fenton[63]
[64] Cleland [citation needed] Scotland
[65] Cochrane Lowland clans Scotland
[66] Cockburn Lowland clans Scotland
Colquhoun tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Colquhoun Lowland clans Scotland Shared with clans Kirkpatrick and Laing[67]
[68] Colville Lowland clans Scotland Also known as ”Ayrshire District,” shared with clans Dalrymple, Whitelaw and Arnott, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Boswell[69][70]
[71] Cooper Lowland clans Scotland
[72] Craig Lowland clans Scotland
Cranstoun tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Cranstoun Borders clans Scotland
Crawford tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum - plate).png Crawford Lowland clans Scotland
[73] Crichton Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “Edinburgh District”, shared with clans Congilton, Dalmahoy, Newton, Pennycook, Pentland, Preston, Skirving, Spalding, Trotter and Moubray[74][75][76][77][78][79][80][81][82]
[83] Crosbie Lowland clans Scotland
Comyn tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Cumming Lowland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Cheyne[84]
Cunningham tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Cunningham Lowland clans Scotland Has additional dancer tartans.[85]
[86] Dalziel Lowland clans Scotland
Davidson Half Tartan, Modern Davidson Highland clans Scotland
[87] Don [citation needed] Scotland Shared with Clan Mar
MacDonald of the Isles tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Donald Highland clans Scotland Also known as “MacDonald“, shared with branches Dunnyveg and Largie, as well as clans Boyle, Heron, MacColl, Smith, Bissett, Houston and Kelly[88][89]
Robertson tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Donnachaidh Highland clans Scotland Also known as ”Robertson”
Douglas tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Douglas Lowland clans Scotland Shared with clans Glen, Glendinning, Sandilands, Troup, and Blackstock[90][91][92][93]
Drummond tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Drummond Lowland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Grewar
Dunbar tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Dunbar Lowland clans Scotland
Duncan-sketraw-tartan.gif Duncan Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “Leslie of Wardis”
Dundas tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Dundas Lowland clans Scotland
[94] Dunlop [citation needed] Scotland
[95] Edmonstone Lowland clans Scotland
Clan Eliott.jpg Elliot Borders clans Scotland
[96] Elphinstone Lowland clans Scotland
Erskine tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Erskine Lowland clans Scotland
[97] Ewing Highland clans Scotland
Farquharson tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum) (Stewart - 'The Setts').png Farquharson Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Christie, second set of tartans shared with Clan Lyon, and third set of tartans shared with Clan Paterson
[98] Fergusson Highland and Lowland Scotland
[99] Fletcher Highland clans Scotland
Forbes tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Forbes Lowland clans Scotland Shared with clans Bannerman and Meldrum[100][101]
[102] Forrester Lowland clans Scotland
[103] Forsyth Lowland clans Scotland
Fraser tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Fraser Lowland clans Scotland Shared with clans Abernethy and Tweedie, and second set of tartans shared with clans Grewar and Bissett[104]
Clan Fraser of Lovat.jpg Fraser of Lovat Highland clans Scotland
Galbraith, Hunter, Mitchell or Russell tartan.png Galbraith Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “Mitchell”, shared with clans Hunter and Russell[105][106]
[107] Galloway [citation needed] Scotland Shared with clans Aikenhead, Blane, Clephane, Horsburgh, Newlands, McGeachie, Pringle and McKerrell, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Boyle[108][109][110]
[111] Gardyne Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “Garden“ and “Angus”, shared with Clan Maule, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Horsburgh[112]
[113] Gayre Highland (proposed) Scotland
[114] Gibbs Lowland clans Scotland
Gordon tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Gordon Borders clans Scotland Shared with clans Adam and Brisbane, and second set of tartans shared with clans Meldrum, Laing and Mar[115][116]
[117] Gow [citation needed] Scotland
Graham tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Graham Borders clans Scotland “Graham of Montrose” variant shared with Clan Allardice,[118] “Graham of Menteith” variants shared with clans Haldane and Monteith, and both shared with Clan Pitcairn[119][120]
Grant tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Grant Highland clans[121] Scotland Shared with Clan Cairns, second set of tartans shared with Clan Heron, and third set of tartans shared with Clan Bissett[122]
[123] Gray [citation needed] Scotland
MacGregor tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Gregor Highland clans Scotland Also known as “MacGregor”; Shared with clans Callender, Grierson, Bain, Peter and Strange, and third set of tartans shared with Clan Grewar[124][125][126]
[127] Grewar [citation needed] Scotland
Gunn tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Gunn Highland clans Scotland
Clan guthrie modern tartan.png Guthrie [citation needed] Scotland
[128] Haig Lowland clans Scotland
Hamilton tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Hamilton Lowland clans Scotland
[129] Hannay Lowland clans Scotland
Hay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Hay Lowland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Leask
[130] Henderson Highland and Lowland Scotland Has an additional dance tartan.[131]
[132] Hepburn [citation needed] Scotland
[133] Hog Borders clans Scotland Also known as “Ettrick District“.
Home tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Home Borders clans Scotland Shared with clans Wedderburn and Aiton, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Rutherford[134]
[135] Hope Lowland clans Scotland
[136] Houston [citation needed] Scotland
[137] Hutton Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “Strathclyde District“, shared with clans Roberton and Muirhead[138]not to be confused with “Robertson”.
[139] Inglis [citation needed] Scotland
[140] Innes Highland clans Scotland Second set of tartans shared with Clan Masterton
[141] Irvine [citation needed] Scotland
[142] Jardine Lowland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Gardyne
Johnston(e) Tartan.svg Johnstone Borders clans Scotland Sometimes also rendered Johnson, though this surname often has non-Scottish origins; shared with Clan Marjoribanks
[143] Keith Highland and Lowland Scotland Shared with clans Falconer and Mercer[144]
[145] Kelly [citation needed] Scotland
[146] Kennedy Lowland clans Scotland
Kerr tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Kerr Borders clans Scotland
[147] Kincaid [citation needed] Scotland
[148] Kinnaird [citation needed] Scotland
[149] Kinninmont [citation needed] Scotland Also known as “Nithsdale District”
[150] Kirkcaldy [citation needed] Scotland
[151] Laing [citation needed] Scotland
Lamont tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Lamont Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Lammie, and fourth set of tartans shared with Clan Paterson[152]
[153] Leask Highland clans Scotland
Lennox District tartan.png Lennox Lowland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Gartshore[154]
Leslie tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Leslie Lowland clans Scotland Second set of tartans shared with Clan Abernethy, and third set of tartans shared with Clan Laing
Lindsay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum - plate).png Lindsay Lowland clans Scotland Shared with clans Auchinleck, Byres, and Fotheringham[155][156][157]
[158] Little Borders clans Scotland
Livingstone tartan (D.C. Stewart).png Livingstone Highland clans Scotland
[159] Lockhart Lowland clans Scotland
Logan or MacLennan tartan (Logan).png Logan Highland and Lowland Scotland Shared with Clan MacLennan[160]
[161] Lumsden Lowland/Borders Scotland
[162] Lyon Lowland clans Scotland
MacAlister tartan (D. C. Stewart).png MacAlister Highland clans Scotland
MacAulay tartan (M'Intyre North).png MacAulay Highland clans Scotland Third set of tartans shared with Clan Lyon, and fifth set of tartans shared with Clan Paterson
[163] MacBean Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Binning, and second set of tartans shared with Clan McBain[164]
[165] MacCallum [citation needed] Scotland
[166] MacColl [citation needed] Scotland
Clanranald tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png MacDonald of Clanranald Highland clans Scotland
[167] MacDonald of Keppoch Highland clans Scotland
MacDonald of Sleat.jpg MacDonald of Sleat Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Darroch, and second set of tartans shared with clans MacColl, Houston and Kelly[168]
[169] MacDonnell of Glengarry Highland clans Scotland
MacDougall tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png MacDougall Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan MacDowall [170]
Clan MacDowall Tartan.jpg MacDowall Lowland clans Scotland
MacDuff tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png MacDuff Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Spens[171]
MacEwan tartan (D. C. Stewart).png MacEwan Highland clans Scotland
MacFarlane tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png MacFarlane Highland clans Scotland
MacFie tartan (w2r24g4r2g32r2g4r24y2).png Macfie Highland clans Scotland Also known as “MacPhee”.
[172] MacGillivray Highland clans Scotland
MacInnesTartan.gif MacInnes Highland clans Scotland Third set of tartans shared with Clan Masterton
MacIntyre tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png MacIntyre Highland clans Scotland
MacIver tartan (D. C. Stewart).png MacIver [citation needed] Scotland
MacKay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png MacKay Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Mackie, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Bain[173]
MacKenzie tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Mackenzie Highland clans Scotland
MacKinnon tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Mackinnon Highland clans Scotland
MacKintosh tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Mackintosh Highland clans Scotland Shared with clans Nairn and MacThomas[174]
MacLachlan tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png MacLachlan Highland clans Scotland
MCLAINE.GIF Maclaine of Lochbuie Highland clans Scotland
MacLaren Tartan.jpg MacLaren Highland clans Scotland Fourth set of tartans shared with Clan Lyon, and sixth set of tartans shared with Clan Paterson
Livingstone or MacLay tartan.jpg MacLea Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Livingstone
MacLean tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png MacLean Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan MacBrayne, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Gillon[175]
[176] MacLellan Lowland clans Scotland
MacLeod tartan (Logan & Smibert).png MacLeod Highland clans Scotland Also known as “McLeod of Harris”, second set of tartans shared with Clan McCorquodale
MacLeod tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png MacLeod of Lewis Highland clans Scotland Third set of tartans shared with Clan McCorquodale
MacLeod of Raasay tartan.png MacLeod of Raasay Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Rossie, and fourth set of tartans shared with Clan McCorquodale[177]
[178] MacMillan Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Baxter
MacNab tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Macnab Highland clans Scotland
[179] Macnaghten Highland and Lowland Scotland Second set of tartans shared with Clan MacBrayne
MacNicol or Nicolson tartan (Logan).png MacNeacail Isle of Skye Scotland Also known as “MacNicol”; shared with clans Nicolson and Cunningham[180]
Macneil of Barra tartan (Clan Macneil).jpg MacNeil Highland clans Scotland Formally known as “MacNeil of Barra”; has an additional tartan currently not recognized by the current chief as a clan tartan.[181][182]
Macneil of Colonsay tartan (Clan Macneil).jpg MacNeil of Colonsay Highland clans Scotland
Clan MacPhail tartans.jpg MacPhail Highland clans Scotland
MacPherson tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Macpherson Highland clans Scotland
MacQuarrie tartan (J. Grant).png MacQuarrie Highland clans Scotland
MacQueenTartan.png Macqueen Highland clans 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".
[183] Macrae Highland clans Scotland
MacTavish Tartan (Modern Red).jpg MacTavish Highlands Scotland Shared with Clan Thomson
MacThomastartan.jpg MacThomas Highland clans Scotland Second set of tartans shared with Clan Thomson
[184] Maitland Lowland clans Scotland
[185] Makgill Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “MacGill”
[186] Malcolm Highland and Lowland Scotland
[187] Mar Lowland clans Scotland
[188] Marjoribanks Lowland clans Scotland
[189] Matheson Highland clans Scotland
Maxwell tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Maxwell Borders clans Scotland Shared with clans Adair, Herries, Maxton and Pollock, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Blackstock[190][191][192]
[193] McAlpine Highland clans Scotland
[194] McCulloch Lowland clans Scotland
[195] McGeachie [citation needed] Scotland
[196] McKerrell Lowland clans Scotland
[197] Melville Lowland clans Scotland
Menzies tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Menzies Highland clans Scotland
[198] Mercer [citation needed] Scotland
[199] Middleton Lowland clans Scotland
[200] Moffat Lowland clans Scotland
[201] Moncreiffe Highland clans Scotland
[202] Moncur [citation needed] Scotland Also known as “Crieff District.”
Montgomery tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Montgomery Lowland clans Scotland
Modern morrison tartan.gif Morrison Highland and Lowland Scotland
[203] Mouat [citation needed] Scotland
[204] Moubray Lowland clans Scotland
Muir or More tartan.png Muir Highland clans Scotland Also known as “More”; The California State tartan, seen below, is also based on this pattern.
[205] Muirhead [citation needed] Scotland
Munro tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Munro Highland clans Scotland
Murray tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Murray Highland clans Scotland
MurrayofAthollTartan.jpg Murray of Atholl Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Fleming, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Spalding[206]
[207] Nairn [citation needed] Scotland
[208] Napier Lowland clans Scotland
[209] Nesbitt Borders clans Scotland
[210] Newlands Lowland clans Scotland
[211] Ochterlony Lowland clans Scotland
Ogilvie tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Ogilvy Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Kinnaird
Oliphant tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Oliphant Highland clans Scotland
Paisley Tartan.jpg Paisley [citation needed] Scotland Shared with clans Caldwell, Cathcart, Walkinshaw and Ralston, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Brisbane[212][213][214]
[215] Paterson [citation needed] Scotland Has an additional tartan known as “MacKellar”
[216] Pitcairn [citation needed] Scotland
[217] Pollock Lowland clans Scotland
[218] Pringle Borders clans Scotland
[219] Rait [citation needed] Scotland Also known as “Inverness District.”
Ralston Tartan UK.jpg Ralston Lowland clans Scotland Currently the only Scottish clan to have additional American and Universal tartans.[220][221]
Ramsay tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum - plate).png Ramsay Lowland clans Scotland
[222] Rattray Highland clans Scotland
[223] Renton [citation needed] Scotland Also known as “Glasgow District“.
[224] Rollo Lowland clans Scotland
Rose tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum - plate).png Rose Highland clans Scotland
Clan Ross Red Tartan.jpg Ross Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Lockhart, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Gillanders
[225] Routledge [citation needed] Scotland
[226] Rutherford Lowland/Borders Scotland
Ruthven tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Ruthven Lowland clans Scotland
Scott tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Scott Borders clans Scotland Shared with Clan Langlands[227]
[228] Scrymgeour Highland clans Scotland
[229] Sempill Lowland clans Scotland
Seton tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Seton Lowland clans Scotland
[230] Shaw Highland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Schaw
Sinclair tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Sinclair Lowland clans Scotland
[231] Skene Lowland clans Scotland
[232] Smith [citation needed] Scotland
[233] Somerville [citation needed] Scotland
Clan Stewart tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Stewart/Stuart Highland and Lowland Scotland Shared with clans Denniston and Lyle, and third set of tartans shared with Clan Heron[234][235]Variant is slightly different than Royal Stuart, seen above.
[236] Stewart of Appin Highland clans Scotland
[237] Stirling Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “Bannockburn,“ shared with clans Glas and Norvel, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Aikenhead[238][239]
Strach1.gif Strachan Highland clans Scotland
[240] Straiton Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “Perthshire District,” shared with Clan Butter, and second set of tartans shared with clans Arnott, Balfour, Mercer, Maule and Spens[241]
[242] Strange Lowland clans Scotland
[243] Stuart of Bute Highland clans Scotland Second set of tartans shared with Clan Glas
Sutherland tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Sutherland Highland clans Scotland
[244] Tailyour [citation needed] Scotland
[245] Tait [citation needed] Scotland
[246] Tennant [citation needed] Scotland
[247] Thomson [citation needed] Scotland
[248] Turnbull Borders clans Scotland
[249] Udny [citation needed] Scotland Also known as “Aberdeen District“, shared with clans Meikle and Straiton, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Pitblado[250]
Urquhart tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Urquhart Lowland clans Scotland
Wallace tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Wallace Lowland clans Scotland Also known as “Wallace Red", and is also notably used on the 3M brand Scotch tape.
[251] Wardlaw [citation needed] Scotland
[252] Watson Lowland clans Scotland
[253] Weir Lowland clans Scotland Shared with Clan Hope
Wemyss tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Wemyss Lowland clans Scotland
[254] Wishart [citation needed] Scotland
Wood Tartan.jpg Wood Lowland clans Scotland Incorporates the colors of the Duke of Fife and Angus district tartans – areas with which the Woods are historically connected.[255]
[256] Young Borders clans Scotland

Scottish non-clan family tartans[edit]

Tartans in this list are ascribed to specific families or surnames, though not to Scottish clans; they range in date from 21st century to considerably older.

Image Association Origin Country Notes
Tartan bruce.jpg Bruce[257] Scottish Lowlands Scotland Shared with clans Carruthers and Crosbie, and second set of tartans shared with Clan Kinnaird[258]
[259] Currie Scotland
[260] Durie Scottish Lowlands Scotland
Lauder tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Lauder Scotland Shared with Clan Maitland
McCandlish, red, 1256x1256 square.png McCandlish Loch Lomond area, Wigtownshire, and Ayrshire Scotland Registered with STA in 1992 (no. 3324) and STR in 2009 (no. 5216). Also exists in green, grey, and arisaid (white-field) variants.[261]
Oliver tartan.gif Oliver Borders area Scotland
Park tartan pattern.jpg Park Scotland

Non-Scottish family tartans[edit]

These are (mostly modern) tartans created for families without a direct connection to Scotland.

Cornish[edit]

See Cornish kilts and tartans § Family tartans.

Organisational tartans[edit]

Tartans in this list are modern ones pertaining to particular commercial, non-profit, and military organisations. (For the Highland regiments, see above.)

Image Association Origin Country Notes
Burberry pattern.svg Burberry Check 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.
Usafr tartan.jpg US Air Force Reserve Pipe Band Strathmore Woollen Company United States Adopted by the band in the early 1990s. Although it has no official US Military recognition, it has been widely accepted by US servicemen with Air Force connections. Originally created in 1988 as Lady Jane of St Cirus. A variation of this is named US Forces Thurso.
DunBrochTartan.jpg DunBroch/Merida Disney United States Created for the 2012 film Brave

Regional tartans[edit]

Tartans in these lists were created (mostly in modern times) for particular national and sub-national jurisdictions, most often officially, though with some exceptions.

Canada[edit]

See Regional tartans of Canada.

Cornwall[edit]

See Cornish kilts and tartans § National tartans.

United States[edit]

See List of U.S. state tartans.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technical Specification for Cloth, Tartan, Various. UK/SC/6335 Issue 05" (PDF). 15 August 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "The Royal Regiment of Scotland Dress Regulations Part 2" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Red Erskine" – via Photobucket.
  4. ^ "Hunting Rose" – via photobucket.
  5. ^ "Clan Agnew Tartans". ScotClans.
  6. ^ "Clan Ainslie Tartans". ScotClans.
  7. ^ "Clan Aiton Tartans". ScotClans.
  8. ^ "Clan Anderson Tartans". ScotClans.
  9. ^ "Clan Anstruther Tartans". ScotClans.
  10. ^ "Clan Beveridge Tartans". ScotClans.
  11. ^ "Ged Tartans". ScotClans.
  12. ^ "Halkerston Tartan".
  13. ^ "Halkett Tartan".
  14. ^ "Kinloch Tartan". ScotClans.
  15. ^ "Kinnear Tartan". ScotClans.
  16. ^ "Logie Tartan".
  17. ^ "Lundin Tartan". ScotClans.
  18. ^ "Orrock Tartan".
  19. ^ "Primrose Tartans". ScotClans.
  20. ^ "Clan Arnott Tartans". ScotClans.
  21. ^ "Clan Arthur Tartans". ScotClans.
  22. ^ "Clan Baillie Tartans". ScotClans.
  23. ^ "Clan Bain Tartans". ScotClans.
  24. ^ "Clan Baird Tartans". ScotClans.
  25. ^ "Clan Balfour Tartans". ScotClans.
  26. ^ "Clan Baxter Tartans". ScotClans.
  27. ^ "Clan Bell Tartans". ScotClans.
  28. ^ "Clan Bethune Tartans". ScotClans.
  29. ^ "Clan Bisset Tartans". ScotClans.
  30. ^ "Clan Blackadder Tartans". ScotClans.
  31. ^ "Clan Blyth Tartans". ScotClans.
  32. ^ "Haliburton Tartan".
  33. ^ "Learmonth Tartan". ScotClans.
  34. ^ "Mow Tartan".
  35. ^ "Polwarth Tartan".
  36. ^ "Purves Tartan".
  37. ^ "Spottiswood Tartan". ScotClans.
  38. ^ "Swinton Tartan".
  39. ^ "Clan Blackstock Tartans". ScotClans.
  40. ^ "Clan Blair Tartans". ScotClans.
  41. ^ "Clan Borthwick Tartans". ScotClans.
  42. ^ "Clan Boswell Tartans". ScotClans.
  43. ^ "Clan Boyd Tartans". ScotClans.
  44. ^ "Fairlie Tartans". ScotClans.
  45. ^ "Fullarton Tartans". ScotClans.
  46. ^ "Clan Brown / Broun Tartans". ScotClans.
  47. ^ "Clan Buchan Tartans". ScotClans.
  48. ^ "Dewar Tartans". ScotClans.
  49. ^ "Masterton Tartan". ScotClans.
  50. ^ "Clan Burnett Tartans". ScotClans.
  51. ^ "Chalmers Tartans". ScotClans.
  52. ^ "Clan Bannatyne Tartans". ScotClans.
  53. ^ "Clan Calder Tartans". ScotClans.
  54. ^ "Clan Carmichael Tartans". ScotClans.
  55. ^ "Clan Carnegie Tartans". ScotClans.
  56. ^ "Charteris Tartans". ScotClans.
  57. ^ "Clan Belshes Tartans". ScotClans.
  58. ^ "Hopkirk Tartan".
  59. ^ "Riddell Tartan". ScotClans.
  60. ^ "Wauchope Tartan".
  61. ^ "Chattan Tartans". ScotClans.
  62. ^ "Archived copy". clanchattan.org.uk. Archived from the original on 9 November 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  63. ^ "Fenton Tartan".
  64. ^ "Clelland Tartans". ScotClans.
  65. ^ "Cochrane Clan Tartans". ScotClans.
  66. ^ "Cockburn Clan Tartans". ScotClans.
  67. ^ "Clan Kirkpatrick - Scotcrest".
  68. ^ "Colville Clan Tartans". ScotClans.
  69. ^ "Dalrymple Tartans". ScotClans.
  70. ^ "Whitelaw Tartans". ScotClans.
  71. ^ "Cooper Clan Tartans". ScotClans.
  72. ^ "Craig Clan Tartans". ScotClans.
  73. ^ "Crichton Clan Tartans". ScotClans.
  74. ^ "Congilton Tartan".
  75. ^ "Dalmahoy Tartan".
  76. ^ "Newton Tartans". ScotClans.
  77. ^ "Pennycook Tartan".
  78. ^ "Pentland Tartan".
  79. ^ "Preston Tartans". ScotClans.
  80. ^ "Skirving Tartan".
  81. ^ "Spalding Tartan". ScotClans.
  82. ^ "Trotter Tartans". ScotClans.
  83. ^ "Crosbie Tartans". ScotClans.
  84. ^ "Clan Cheyne Tartans". ScotClans.
  85. ^ "Cunningham Tartans". ScotClans.
  86. ^ "Dalziel Tartans". ScotClans.
  87. ^ "Don Tartan".
  88. ^ "Clan Boyle Tartans". ScotClans.
  89. ^ "Heron Tartan". ScotClans.
  90. ^ "Glen Tartans". ScotClans.
  91. ^ "Glendinning Tartans". ScotClans.
  92. ^ "Sandilands Tartan". ScotClans.
  93. ^ "Troup Tartans". ScotClans.
  94. ^ "Dunlop Tartans". ScotClans.
  95. ^ "Edmonstone Tartans". ScotClans.
  96. ^ "Elphinstone Tartans". ScotClans.
  97. ^ "Tartan Details - The Scottish Register of Tartans". tartanregister.gov.uk.
  98. ^ "Fergusson Tartans". ScotClans.
  99. ^ "Fletcher Tartans". ScotClans.
  100. ^ "Clan Bannerman Tartans". ScotClans.
  101. ^ "Meldrum Tartan".
  102. ^ "Forrester Tartans". ScotClans.
  103. ^ "Forsyth Tartans". ScotClans.
  104. ^ "Clan Abernethy Tartans". ScotClans.
  105. ^ "Hunter Tartan". ScotClans.
  106. ^ "Russell Tartan". ScotClans.
  107. ^ "Galloway Tartans". ScotClans.
  108. ^ "Clan Aikenhead Tartans". ScotClans.
  109. ^ "Clan Blane Tartans". ScotClans.
  110. ^ "Horsburgh Tartan". ScotClans.
  111. ^ "Garden Tartans". ScotClans.
  112. ^ "Maule Tartan". ScotClans.
  113. ^ "Tartan Details - The Scottish Register of Tartans". www.tartanregister.gov.uk.
  114. ^ "Gibbs Tartans". ScotClans.
  115. ^ "Clan Adam Tartans". ScotClans.
  116. ^ "Clan Brisbane Tartans". ScotClans.
  117. ^ "Gow Tartans". ScotClans.
  118. ^ "Clan Allardice Tartans". ScotClans.
  119. ^ "Haldane Tartan". ScotClans.
  120. ^ "Monteith Tartan".
  121. ^ "Girl Dresses -".
  122. ^ "Cairns Tartan".
  123. ^ "Gray Tartans". ScotClans.
  124. ^ "Callender Tartan".
  125. ^ "Grierson Tartans". ScotClans.
  126. ^ "Peter Tartan".
  127. ^ "Grewar Tartans". ScotClans.
  128. ^ "Haig Tartan". ScotClans.
  129. ^ "Hannay Tartan". ScotClans.
  130. ^ "Henderson Tartan". ScotClans.
  131. ^ "Tartan Display | Scottish Tartans Authority". Tartansauthority.com. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  132. ^ "Hepburn Tartan". ScotClans.
  133. ^ "Hog Tartan".
  134. ^ "Wedderburn Tartan".
  135. ^ "Hope Tartan". ScotClans.
  136. ^ "Houston Tartan". ScotClans.
  137. ^ "Hutton Tartan". ScotClans.
  138. ^ "Roberton Tartan". ScotClans.
  139. ^ "Inglis Tartans". ScotClans.
  140. ^ "Innes Tartans". ScotClans.
  141. ^ "Irvine Tartans". ScotClans.
  142. ^ "Jardine Tartans". ScotClans.
  143. ^ "Keith Tartan". ScotClans.
  144. ^ "Falconer Tartans". ScotClans.
  145. ^ "Kelly Tartan".
  146. ^ "Kennedy Tartan". ScotClans.
  147. ^ "Kincaid Tartan". ScotClans.
  148. ^ "Kinnaird Tartan". ScotClans.
  149. ^ "Kinninmont Tartan". ScotClans.
  150. ^ "Kirkcaldy Tartan". ScotClans.
  151. ^ "Laing Tartan". ScotClans.
  152. ^ "Lammie Tartan". ScotClans.
  153. ^ "Leask Tartan". ScotClans.
  154. ^ "Gartshore Tartan".
  155. ^ "Clan Auchinleck Tartans". ScotClans.
  156. ^ "Clan Byres Tartans". ScotClans.
  157. ^ "Fotheringham Tartan".
  158. ^ "Little Tartan". ScotClans.
  159. ^ "Lockhart Tartan". ScotClans.
  160. ^ "MacLennan Tartans". ScotClans.
  161. ^ "Lumsden Tartan". ScotClans.
  162. ^ "Lyon Tartan". ScotClans.
  163. ^ "MacBain Tartans". ScotClans.
  164. ^ "Clan Binning Tartans". ScotClans.
  165. ^ "MacCallum Tartans". ScotClans.
  166. ^ "MacColl Tartans". ScotClans.
  167. ^ "MacDonnell of Keppoch Tartans". ScotClans.
  168. ^ "Darroch Tartan".
  169. ^ "MacDonell of Glengarry Tartans". ScotClans.
  170. ^ "MacDowall Tartans". ScotClans.
  171. ^ "Clan Spens Tartans". ScotClans.
  172. ^ "MacGillivray Tartans". ScotClans.
  173. ^ "Mackie Tartans". ScotClans.
  174. ^ "MacThomas Tartan".
  175. ^ "MacBrayne Tartan".
  176. ^ "MacLellan Tartans". ScotClans.
  177. ^ "Rossie Tartan".
  178. ^ "MacMillan Tartans". ScotClans.
  179. ^ "MacNaughton Tartans". ScotClans.
  180. ^ "Nicolson Tartans". ScotClans.
  181. ^ File:MacNeil tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png
  182. ^ "MacNeil Tartans". ScotClans.
  183. ^ "MacRae Tartans". ScotClans.
  184. ^ "Clan Maitland Tartan". ScotClans.
  185. ^ "MacGill Tartans". ScotClans.
  186. ^ "Malcolm Tartan". ScotClans.
  187. ^ "Mar Tartan". ScotClans.
  188. ^ "Marjoribanks Tartan". ScotClans.
  189. ^ "Matheson Tartan". ScotClans.
  190. ^ "Clan Adair Tartans". ScotClans.
  191. ^ "Herries Tartan". ScotClans.
  192. ^ "Maxton Tartan".
  193. ^ "MacAlpine Tartans". ScotClans.
  194. ^ "McCulloch Tartans". ScotClans.
  195. ^ "McGeachie Tartans". ScotClans.
  196. ^ "McKerrell Tartans". ScotClans.
  197. ^ "Melville Tartan". ScotClans.
  198. ^ "Mercer Tartan". ScotClans.
  199. ^ "Middleton Tartan". ScotClans.
  200. ^ "Moffat Tartan". ScotClans.
  201. ^ "Moncrieffe Tartan". ScotClans.
  202. ^ "Clan Moncur".
  203. ^ "Mouat Tartan". ScotClans.
  204. ^ "Moubray Tartan". ScotClans.
  205. ^ "Muirhead Tartan". ScotClans.
  206. ^ "Fleming Tartans". ScotClans.
  207. ^ "Nairn Tartans". ScotClans.
  208. ^ "Napier Tartan". ScotClans.
  209. ^ "Nisbet / Nesbitt Tartans". ScotClans.
  210. ^ "Newlands Tartans". ScotClans.
  211. ^ "Ochterlony Tartans". ScotClans.
  212. ^ "Caldwell Tartan".
  213. ^ "Clan Cathcart Tartans". ScotClans.
  214. ^ "Clan Walkinshaw Tartan".
  215. ^ "Paterson Tartans". ScotClans.
  216. ^ "Pitcairn Tartans". ScotClans.
  217. ^ "Pollock Tartans". ScotClans.
  218. ^ "Pringle Tartans". ScotClans.
  219. ^ "Rait Tartan".
  220. ^ File:RalstonUSA.jpg
  221. ^ File:RalstonUniversal.jpg
  222. ^ "Rattray Tartan". ScotClans.
  223. ^ "Renton Tartan".
  224. ^ "Rollo Tartan". ScotClans.
  225. ^ "Routledge Tartan".
  226. ^ "Rutherford Tartan". ScotClans.
  227. ^ "Langlands Tartan".
  228. ^ "Scrymgeour Tartan". ScotClans.
  229. ^ "Sempill Tartan". ScotClans.
  230. ^ "Shaw Tartan". ScotClans.
  231. ^ "Skene Tartan". ScotClans.
  232. ^ "Smith Tartan". ScotClans.
  233. ^ "Somerville Tartan". ScotClans.
  234. ^ "Denniston Tartan".
  235. ^ "Lyle Tartan". ScotClans.
  236. ^ "Stewart of Appin Tartan". ScotClans.
  237. ^ "Stirling Tartan". ScotClans.
  238. ^ "Glas Tartan".
  239. ^ "Norvel Tartan".
  240. ^ "Straiton Tartan".
  241. ^ "Clan Butter Tartans". ScotClans.
  242. ^ "Strange Tartan". ScotClans.
  243. ^ "Stuart of Bute Tartan". ScotClans.
  244. ^ "Taylor Tartans". ScotClans.
  245. ^ "Tait Tartans". ScotClans.
  246. ^ "Tennant Tartans". ScotClans.
  247. ^ "Thomson Tartans". ScotClans.
  248. ^ "Turnbull Tartans". ScotClans.
  249. ^ "Udney Tartan".
  250. ^ "Meikle Tartan".
  251. ^ "Wardlaw Tartans". ScotClans.
  252. ^ "Watson Tartans". ScotClans.
  253. ^ "Weir Tartans". ScotClans.
  254. ^ "Wishart Tartans". ScotClans.
  255. ^ "Tartan Display". tartansauthority.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  256. ^ "Young Tartans". ScotClans.
  257. ^ "Clan Bruce Tartans". ScotClans.
  258. ^ "Clan Carruthers Tartans". ScotClans.
  259. ^ "Clan Currie Tartan".
  260. ^ "Durie Tartan". ScotClans.
  261. ^ "Search results: McCandlish". TartanRegister.gov.uk. Scottish Register of Tartans. 2020. Archived from the original on 14 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.

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