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Bell Clan Tartan





















Bell of the Borders Tartan. Clan Bell have informally called this "Dress Blue" and have used this tartan since only 1984. it is listed by The Scottish Tartans Society and in Tartan for Me. By Dr. Phillip D Smith.

The Bell tartan thread count is R:10 LG:8 K:28 LB:6 K:6 LB:70 Y:6 LB:6 Y:4.

 

The Meaning of the colours

BLACK is FOR THE BORDER AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR DEAD,
BLUE is FOR THE SKY ABOVE AND THE OCEANS O'ER WE FLED,
GREEN is FOR THE BORDER'S HUE AND THE PROMISE OF NATURE'S PLAN
RED is FOR THE BLOOD WE'VE SHED, OUR COURAGE AND ELAN
YELLOW is THE SUNBURST,
OUR HONOR SHINING BRIGHT FOR ALL TO TELL
THAT SOON, WITH JUSTICE PROPER
THE REESTABLISHMENT OF CLAN BELL
William H. Bell

 



Note: The tartan displayed above has been reproduced electronically and the colours are approximate. This is a sample of just one of the tartans that may be available for this Clan, when possible we have shown the most popular Sett however many clans can have over a dozen variations of design and style (hunting - dress - ancient etc), The tartan displayed here may not always be the same variaion as the one used by product manufacturers.

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Alternative Bell Tartans

  • Bell South
    Bell south






 

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