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    Quote Originally Posted by Pleater View Post
    There is also - in the same way that the short fellow in 'it ain't half hot mum' was called Lofty, a tendency for anyone approaching 6ft in height, particularly if they are by chance named Lowe, to be addressed as Low - whee (with a falling inflection). Examples of this is my son in law and his son.

    Living in Yorkshire, as they do, there is still firstly the Scandinavian connection of low with short, and secondly the same sense of humour.

    Anne the Pleater
    Ironically, my genetics are 80% Scandinavian and Dutch/German. I bet my scottish side has scandaniavian. But I still want to explore as I have the lows traced to fife through 1600s. Which is why for kilts I want to connect to familu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hrafnar View Post
    This has been a very informative and great answer. Thanks for the response. I am more into historical and accurate connections. So what tartan would be the markinch fife district you mention? Closest I can find is macduff?
    Here you go - the (Duke of) Fife tartan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imbrius View Post

    Fake as they are, they're still nice looking...
    Seems to me that the Allen Brothers tartans that look nice are usually the ones they lifted from then-current tartans.

    Left to their own devices, their tartans were generally simple-minded, crude, and based on the false notion that in ancient times Clan tartans functioned as a sort of Heraldry on the battlefield.

    They often re-used a simplistic unrefined pattern over and over, merely switching colours and/or adding a line or two.

    A few of their 3-equal-stripe tartans:



    And some of their 4-equal-stripe tartans:

    Last edited by OC Richard; 14th November 21 at 08:39 PM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Here you go - the (Duke of) Fife tartan.
    An attractive tartan as well.

    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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