There are 20 Buchanan tartans licensed into the Scottish enroll of Tartans, Scotland's formal tartan sign-up, including two manner and personal tartans.
The initial clan tartan described from the Buchanan Society web site includes colours assessed in 1/8th inches utilizing natural dyes.
It's like the Hastie Macgregor (Buchanan #2, STWR 172) tartan registered on Scottish Register of Tartans, however with a big change that it is lacking an azure line following the very first green range.
- 1/2 Azure - Elder with Broom and Alum
- 8 Green - Iris leaf or Whin bark
- 1/2 Black - Alder bark or common Sloe
- 2 yellowish - Crab Apple or Elm Tree
- 1 Azure - Elder with Broom and Alum
- 8 Red - Rock Lichen or Blaeberry
- 1 White - normal wool.
There 4 most well known Clan Buchanan tartans tend to be:
Other tartans feature:
Buchanan Dress Buchanan Antique (style)
(used by Highland Dancers) (recently popular, maybe not in register)
There is great information about a brief history for the tartan at .
Using the Tartan
J. Charles Thompson, author of 'so that youare going to use the Kilt!' states that there surely is no such thing given that to a tartan.
You will find very few tartans with restrictions placed on all of them (including the Royal family members' Balmoral tartan). So wear any tartan you prefer. By using a tartan you are honoring what that tartan presents, be it a clan, family members, or area. Many people elect to use a tartan that colleagues making use of their family members, many choose to use the tartan of an excellent buddy, a mentor, or to commemorate a historical event (like the Culloden tartan, or the Jacobite...