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    Civilian Piper's tartan

    I was recently sent this image, taken at a Canadian Piping Competition, with a request to identify the tartan on the left.

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    Iíve never seen it before but it appears to be a colour reversal of Wilsonsí Fraser tartan which is worn by the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. I wonder if this was a special for the individual or whether it is a band special. Anyone know, OC Richard?

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    Itís not the tartan worn by SFU which is a custom weave.

    Almost looks more like what the 78th Fraser Highlanders wear, but still off from that.

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    He's probably a member of the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band.

    Here's the thread on that tartan

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...-tartan-94401/

    Here's the band



    and from their FaceBook page



    Not to be confused with the tartan now worn by Simon Fraser University



    BTW I looked at Pipes/Drums competition news, and the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band FaceBook page, and I couldn't find that photo. What was the name of the competition?
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    Yes, that's it. I wounder who was responsible for the redesign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    BTW I looked at Pipes/Drums competition news, and the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band FaceBook page, and I couldn't find that photo. What was the name of the competition?
    No idea I'm afraid. My source thought that it was from the Piping Times, or Competing Pipers Association.

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    I found it, it's the 2018 George Sherriff Memorial

    http://georgesherriffinvitational.com/

    Here's the same tartan being worn in the 2017 competition (don't know if it's the same guy)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUF-uyCW3Gc

    In any case, isn't this "78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band" tartan another Black Watch variant?

    The green left as is, the black changed to blue, the blue changed to orange?

    The difference being that the double-track motif occurring at the edges of the alternating orange squares has been reduced to a single line at each edge.



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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    In any case, isn't this "78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band" tartan another Black Watch variant?

    The green left as is, the black changed to blue, the blue changed to orange?

    The difference being that the double-track motif occurring at the edges of the alternating orange squares has been reduced to a single line at each edge.
    In essance, yes. Here is the 42nd sett, then Wilsons' Fraser in which the outer ground stripe colour is missing from the 4 line square, and then this new colour reversal.

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    Thanks for the cool graphic there!

    I suppose the 42nd's music tartan could be added to the mix?

    (The family of Black Watch tartans where one colour is changed to scarlet.)
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    Fraser Highlanders

    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I found it, it's the 2018 George Sherriff Memorial

    http://georgesherriffinvitational.com/

    Here's the same tartan being worn in the 2017 competition (don't know if it's the same guy)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUF-uyCW3Gc

    In any case, isn't this "78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band" tartan another Black Watch variant?

    The green left as is, the black changed to blue, the blue changed to orange?

    The difference being that the double-track motif occurring at the edges of the alternating orange squares has been reduced to a single line at each edge.



    I believe the op's original photo is of Doug MacRae, Pipe Major of the Fraser Highlanders and a judge at the George Sheriff Memorial in 2018
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