Originally owned by J Telfar Dunbar and bought by the Scottish Tartans Society in 1966. This was a blanket spun, dyed and woven by a Christina Young and the date (1726) was stitched into the edge of the blanket with her initials (CY). This tartan forms the basis of the modern (1992) Young tartan. Originally preserved at the Scottish Tartans Society Museum, the Christina Young arisaid is one of the oldest and most completely preserved specimens of homespun hand-looming.
Before 1860, fabrics were colored using animal and vegetable dyes. This produced softer, more earthy colors typical of Weathered plaids, reminiscent of bolder colors subjected to elements, producing faded, or muted tones.
This tartan is based on the motif of Christina Young's arisaidh plaid of 1726 superimposed on blue. Designed by Derek Young, Benderloch, Oban, 1992. The blue and green background colours are normally woven at twice the width shown here for a kilt tartan. The design retains the unusual purple - yellow - orange box check of the original blanket, and changes only the ground color to the traditional West Coast greens and blues.
Please pay particular attention to the "Tartan & Kilt Advisory" download. Kilts can be quite expensive!
Please note that Kilts are not required, or necessary, and are not expected.
The "Tartan & Kilt" download is provided to assist in making an informed decision should you choose to invest in tartans and kilts.
Always dress comfortably for the weather and the venue according to your personal preference and taste.
(The bottom line is that those of Scottish Descent/DNA have deep pockets and shorter arms.)
NBSCA (aka) the New Brunswick Scottish-Cultural Association is a wealth of knowledge concerning Scottish immigration to the Americas. They have sources for detailed vital statistics, births, deaths, ship manifests, displaced refugees of the American Revolution
Those with Scottish connections via Canada are encouraged to enroll as members.
COSCA is the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations. Group memberships as well as individual memberships are offered.
The Scottish–American Military Society (SAMS) was founded and chartered in North Carolina, April 12, 1981, as a non-profit organization with the following purpose:
“To preserve and promote Scottish and American Armed Forces customs, traditions, and heritage”
Why is Gaelic Important?
Gaelic is a Celtic language and has been spoken by the Gaels of Scotland for over 1,500 years. It is an integral part of Scotland's heritage and cultural identity, especially for people in the Highlands and Islands.
The Association of Scottish Genealogists & Researchers in Archives (ASGRA) was founded in 1981 under the patronage of the Lord Lyon King of Arms. ASGRA members are highly qualified in carrying out research in Scottish archives.
The Lord Lyon is responsible for overseeing state ceremonial in Scotland, for the granting of new arms to persons or organisations, and for confirming proven pedigrees and claims to existing arms as well as recognising clan chiefs after due diligence.