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  • Name of Tartan:
    Cairnbulg & Inverllocjy Fisher Plaid
  • ITI Number: 8969
  • Category: District
  • Designer / Source: Unknown
  • Date: C 1800
  • Notes: A C1900 Scottish Antiquary article by Dr. R C MacLagan writes in detail of the 'Fisher Plaid' encountered in St. Combs, Cairnbulg and Inverllochy - fishing villages in the neighbourhood of Kinnaird's Head in northern Scotland.. The plaids were about the size of a philamhor and were folded by the fisher women as padding between their backs and the fishing creels that they carried. Reprinted extract of the articlr is in the STA Library entitled 'Fisher Tartan'. This plaid described as a red and blue (or sometimes black) check of about half an inch and regarded as a very localised district design.
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