ID: 1469

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Mitchell Modern

MATERIALS

WHAT IS TARTAN WEIGHT?

16 oz (heavy weight)
Great for traditional Scottish kilt.

12-13 oz (medium weight)
If you plan to wear your kilt on a very hot day, a medium weight material will suit you very well. This weight is also good for skirts, and handbags.

10 oz (light weight)
Not recommended for a kilt, as it will be too light. If you are buying a skirt or a tartan dress, this will be the right choice.


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Description

It seems certain that the tartan was first known as Galbraith in the collection of the Highland Society of London. William Wilson and Sons of Bannockburn recorded the pattern as Russell in their pattern book of 1847, although it was named Hunter in the earlier book of 1819. John Telfer Dunbar states that he has a record of a Hunter tartan designed by a gentleman of the name Hunter in 1824 but without a thread count. Galbraiths (Briton's son in Gaelic) are connected with the Earls of Lennox, and at one time took protection as a Sept of Clan Donald. The name Galbraith is associated with the West Coast island of Gigha. Named in honour of General Billy Mitchell when it was adopted as the tartan of the United States Air Force pipe band. Wilsons of Bannockburn a weaving firm founded c1770 near Stirling. The Pattern books are in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh. Copys of the Pattern books and letters in the Scottish Tartans Society archive.

Lochcarron 10oz (light)

 

Cost: £ 44.40

Availablity   5 - 7 weeks
 

Lochcarron 13oz (medium)

 

Cost: £ 51.60

Availablity   5 - 7 weeks
 

Lochcarron 16oz (heavy)

 

Cost: £ 56.16

Availablity   5 - 7 weeks
 

N. Batley 13oz (medium)

 

Cost: £ 31.68

Availablity   5 - 7 weeks
 

Strathmore 13 oz (medium)

 

Cost: £ 51.98

Availablity   5 - 7 weeks
 

House of Edgar Old & Rare 13oz (medium)

 

Cost: £ 76.32

Availablity   5 - 7 weeks
 

Strathmore 11oz (light)

 

Cost: £ 43.32

Availablity   5 - 7 weeks
 

Names associated with this tartan

Septs:

Dinnes

Ennis

Innes

Innie

MacTary

Marnoch

Middleton

Mitchell

Reidfurd

Thain

Wilson