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Thompson Red Ancient

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  • Mill: Loch
  • Weight: 16 oz.
  • Known Septs Include: Associated Names: Thoms, Thomson, Thompson, Thomason, MacTavish, MacThomas, MacFarlane, MacIntosh
  • Notes:

    Thomson was a border clan most numerous in the region stretching from the West Marche to Edinburgh. Clan history is thus influenced by close proximity with England.

    D.C. Stewart writes, " This tartan has recently (1950) come into use as being that appropriate to the Thomsons..."

    Stewart may not have considered Johnston's publication in 1906 as 'early' and this may have been the source for the sett he recorded in the 'Setts of the Scottish Tartans' in 1950. Some versions show black in place of the mid blue stripe . The sett was agreed by Dugald MacTavish of Dunardry 26th Chief to be the Clan tartan. It is on the Lord Lyon Court Books as the "MacTavish" clan tartan.