Moy Hall Collection
It was assumed that this collection had been gifted to Inverness
Museum but on checking with the museum, the only 'collection' from
Moy Hall was one small scrap of tartan given to the family by
Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culloden. The collection
is indeed, still housed at Moy Hall (June 2010)
The following comes from an article by George S.C. Swinton in
the Scottish Historical Review circa 1908:
"The Mackintosh sent me this list, and as it was a
genuine attempt on the part of a Highland Chieftian to get to the
bottom of the tartan question, it is well worth placing on
On the first page is written:
"Scottish tartans collected through the agency of
Mr. Macdougall of Inverness in the year 1848. They are believed to
be the only authentic tartans, and are bound by me Alexander
Mackintosh of Mackintosh, 1873, with a view to their preservation
as the only authentic tartans."
The list is as follows :
42nd Tartan/Grant green (the same)
Border or Shepherd's Plaid.
Caithness : Sinclair or Mactavish.
Cameron of Locheil
Campbell : Breadalbane.
Crawford or Lindsay.
Drummond : Murray or Tullibardine.
Grant: red dress.
Keith : Kintore
Montrose : Graham or Abercromby.
Macdonald of the Isles
Macdonald of Glengarry and Clanranald
Macdonald of Staffa.
Macgregor. Clan Alpin
Mackintosh : the Chief's or Clan or Clan Chattan
Maclean or Wallace.
Macpherson of Cluny
Murray of Atholl.
Ogilvies of Inverquharitie.
Rob Roy : Macgregor.
Copied 4th May, 1908. A. Mackintosh of Mackintosh."