If you have Scottish ancestry, do you know the tartan worn by your clan?
Well, first of all, there are no official rules. According to the Court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms:
“There are no strict rules on who has the right to wear a particular tartan… Wearing a particular clan tartan indicates that the wearer bears an allegiance to the chief of that clan… There is no official register of tartan. Records of designs are maintained by the Scottish Tartans Authority, Fraser House, 25 Commissioner Street, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 3A Y. The Lord Lyon has no jurisdiction over tartan…”
Official or not, many customs have been developed over the centuries about the wearing of various tartans.