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    Thanks, Rex. Definitely relevant to the thread. And to a couple of others current; on hose and how it's worn in the Highlands.
    I was just passing through as a tourist, but when I read your post, I had to sign in and see the photos. Great shots. And
    great that you got to play, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThistleDown View Post
    and five of the Chiefs and Macpherson Grant of Invereshie -- all proven descendants of the signatories to the 1609 Band. There are numerous others, but there is only so much room on a parchment

    OT, but is that the MacBean tartan 4th from the left, with the green hose?
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    Mair's the pity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia View Post
    OT, but is that the MacBean tartan 4th from the left, with the green hose?
    "Ancient" MacBean, I believe.
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia View Post
    OT, but is that the MacBean tartan 4th from the left, with the green hose?
    Yes, that's James McBain of McBain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThistleDown View Post
    Yes, that's James McBain of McBain.
    Makes sense! I wasn't entirely able to see the sett from the picture. MacBean is one of those tartans that I always find quite striking.
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    Let's be cautious that we don't deviate tooooo much from the thread, but -- James Scarlett in The Tartans of Clan Chattan wrote, "Ultimately, we owe the MacBean tartan to the artist Robert McIan, and to that artist's depiction of Gillies MacBean in his book The Clans of the Scottish Highlands. Gillies...is wearing a kilt of the Mackintosh tartan and hose in a sett that appears to be the late 18th century Birrell tartan. ...the MacBeans have always considered themselves to be Mackintoshes and to have worn that tartan as of right, but the tartan trade has never missed a chance to proliferate tartans, and so it was an interpretation of McIan's interpretation that became the MacBean tartan in preference to the genuine article." "The present Chief has...authorised the use of the official sett in 'reproduction' or 'muted' colours as a hunting tartan." There was another tartan worn by the head of the Macbean family at Tomatin that was Mackintosh with a black line on the main red ground. I've seen a piece of that tartan.

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