Designer: Wilsons of Bannockburn
Tartan date: 1725
Alternative Name: 42nd Regiment Gov. Tartan No. 2
Springweight, lightweight, mediumweight heavyweight
Registration notes: Gov. Tartan No. 1. This sett is based on Logans 'Sutherland' tartan. Various thread counts appear in Wilsons pattern books of roughly the same proportions. Documents show that this was the tartan appointed for the Highland Companies in 1725 and later for the Black Watch in 1739. Slightly different count from 42nd Regiment. Sample in STA's Scarlett Collection. Sinclair/Brown Scrapbook (started in the 1930s) proivides a particularly dark sample with the notes: " . . . worn by Earl of Sutherland 1719 [Portrait] and known to have been used by the clan and by the Gordons in the early 17th century."