Colquhoun Tartans
The tartan that you see in the background on these pages is the Colquhoun Tartan.  Kilpatricks and Kirkpatricks are a Sept of Clan Colquhoun and as such are authorized to wear this tartan.  I have gathered a few facts about the Tartan and thought you might enjoy learning a little about the various Colquhoun Tartans.  If you would like learn more about tartans in general, I have added a link to the website of the Tartans of Scotland where the information on the Colquhoun tartans was obtained. 

Colquhoun Clan Tartan #1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Sobieski Brothers claimed ancient authenticity for the setts published in the Vestiarium Scoticum.  It seems more likely that the slight difference from thenormal pattern, is the result of a transcription error and the sett was in fact copied from "The Scottish Gael" publised only eleven earlier, in 1831 or an intentional alteration to add mystery to the deception
The source of tartan #1 was: Vestiarium Scoticum No. 64

Colquhoun Clan Tartan #2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Bonnie Banks and Braes of Loch Lomand were the setting for the interesting and sometimes violent history of the Colquhouns of Luss.  Their tartan is well documented, appearing in the earliest collections, and certified by the Chief, with his seal and signature, in the archives of the Highland Society of London. (c. 1816).  the Clan tartan, in its present form, was woven by Wilson's of Bannockburn at the beginning of the 19th century and recorded in the firm's pattern books dated 1819.
The source of tartan #2 was: Cockburn Collection

Colquhoun Clan Tartan #3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wilson's of Bannockburn often used purple in place of blue, as shown in this sample from Paton's collection.
The source of tartan #3 was : Paton's collection

Colquhoun Dress Tartan

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A more recent design and one of the very few aysmmetrical setts.  The actual threat count has been reduced by half for display.
The source of the dress tartan was: Johnston's of Elgin