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    Can you identify this tartan?

    I was chatting with a member of a pipe band at the recent Sherman Celtic Festival, and asked him the name of the tartan used for their kilts. He told me he didn’t know and when he’d asked others in the band, no one seemed to recall.

    I took a quick photo and told him someone on this forum would surely know.

    Here’s the tartan:



    Please enlighten me!

    Thanks,

    SM
    Shaun Maxwell
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMaxwell View Post
    I was chatting with a member of a pipe band at the recent Sherman Celtic Festival, and asked him the name of the tartan used for their kilts. He told me he didn’t know and when he’d asked others in the band, no one seemed to recall.

    I took a quick photo and told him someone on this forum would surely know.

    Here’s the tartan:



    Please enlighten me!

    Thanks,

    SM
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    I see the photo. Sorry I don't know the tartan.

    But I find it somehow perplexing that a pipe band doesn't know the tartan they are wearing
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctbuchanan View Post
    I find it somehow perplexing that a pipe band doesn't know the tartan they are wearing
    Yeah, I thought that seemed odd as well. Maybe it was just one guy he asked... Who knows?

    Thanks,

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    It's a setting the Earl of Inverness tartan - http://www.scottishtartans.co.uk/Earl_of_Inverness.pdf

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    I believe this is Earl of Inverness, although the yellow stripes in this example look more green than yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    It's a setting the Earl of Inverness tartan - http://www.scottishtartans.co.uk/Earl_of_Inverness.pdf
    Thanks figheadair! I felt certain you'd be the person who'd know.

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    Figheadair you are the man. Thank's too for the detailed info that you supplied.
    South African military veteran. Great grandson of Captain William Henry Stevenson of the Highland Light Infantry, Scotland (1880's) and brother to Infantryman Peter Mark Schumann of the 2nd Transvaal Scottish, South Africa (1980's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctbuchanan View Post
    I see the photo. Sorry I don't know the tartan.

    But I find it somehow perplexing that a pipe band doesn't know the tartan they are wearing
    I would ascribe this either to older kilts (as in, whoever ordered them is no longer with the band and the knowledge of the tartan name was not passed down), or secondhand kilts (they may not have been told by the previous owner what the tartan was, or the previous owner may have even not known). I assume they're not concerned about possible future replacement of individual pieces?
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    I'm still perplexed why some see a photo that shows no sign/link of having been posted, and while the rest of us can't.?
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