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History of Scottish Tartans

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History of Scottish tartan patterns isn’t what you think.

You learn something new every day, and this article is a good example. This isn’t quite the history I expected when I first started to look into Scottish tartans. My own history turns to this area about 10 generations back but I really didn’t know anything about it. So off I went to research tartans and see what I could find out about the colors, patterns and the family meanings behind them all.

As it turns out, there is a lot of misconceptions out there about what tartans mean and the entire practice about having an inherited family pattern. In fact, most people are completely wrong about the whole thing. (more…)

27 Dec 2012