The popular Gordon Dress tartan colours are forest green, navy blue, white, yellow, black and royal blue. … We offer a variety of different clothing and accessories for all budgets and all occasions. All tartans we offer are 100% pure new wool which is woven in Scotland.

Gordon tartans and clan items are also suitable for the recognised associated family names of Adam, Adams, Adamson, Addie, Addison, Adie, Aitchison, Aiken, Aitken, Atkin, Atkins, Atkinson, Barrie, Connon, Craig, Cromb, Crombie, Cullen, Darg, Dargie, Dorward, Duff, Durward, Eadie, Eddie, Edie, Edison, Esslemont, …

The Gordon tartan is the regimental tartan of the famous Gordon Highlanders and was selected by the Alexander, the 4th Duke from a choice of three submitted by William Forsyth, a weaver and outfitter from the town of Huntly.

9 tartan variants There are 9 tartan variants available for the Gordon Clan, from Modern and Ancient to Dress and Weathered, with gorgeous green, blues and even red tartans, this Clan is truly spoilt for choice.

The split loyalties of the clan would continue into the 18th century and the Jacobite risings of both 1715 and 1745, when members of Clan Gordon fought on opposing sides at the Battles of Inverurie, Falkirk and Culloden.

Campbell clan H. D. MacWilliam, in The Black Watch Tartan is the chief proponent of it originally being a Campbell clan tartan.

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire (Borders), named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.

The Dress Act 1746 was part of the Act of Proscription which came into force on 1 August 1746 and made wearing the Highland Dress including the kilt illegal in Scotland as well as reiterating the Disarming Act. … This would lead to the Highland pageant of the visit of King George IV to Scotland.

Clan Gordon originate from the Scottish Borders, but became established in Aberdeenshire. The position of Earl of Huntly, one of the most famous in Scottish history, was created for Alexander Gordon in 1449. By the 16th century the Gordons were a powerful and influential clan.

This location is derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus. In Ireland, the surname Gordon is of several origins. One origin of the surname is from the Scottish surname, which spread into Ireland in the 17th century during the plantation era; in the Irish language this name is spelt de Grdn.

Alicia Gordon, IV of the Gordon family was the heiress who married her cousin, Adam Gordon. Adam Gordon was a soldier who King Alexander III of Scotland sent with King Louis of France to Palestine. One tradition is that from Adam’s grandson, Sir Adam, all of the Gordons in Scotland are descended.

The modern seat of Clan Gordon is Aboyne Castle, near the town of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. The castle had been under the control of Clan Gordon since the 15th century and was restored by the current Marquess of Huntly in 1979.

Number one is Clan Campbell of Breadalbane. The feud between the MacGregors and the Campbells is well documented but Sir Malcolm said this strand of the Campbells was particularly feared given its dominance over a large swathe of Scotland – and its will to defend it at all cost.

The Grants first emerge in Scotland in the mid-13th century. Sir Laurence de Grant served as Sheriff of Inverness in 1263 and is thought to have come north from Nottinghamshire where his mother’s family, the Bissets, were landowners. At the same time, Robert, his brother, held lands in Nairnshire.

The Anderson Tartan represents the Family Anderson which is now fairly common throughout Scotland and the name Anderson is first recorded in Peebles and Dumfries during the later 13th century. … In the Highlands the name takes the form MacAndrew which like Anderson, means son of Andrew.

1. Clan Campbell. Clan Campbell was one of the largest and most powerful clans in the Highlands. Based primarily in Argyll, Clan Campbell’s chiefs eventually became the Dukes of Argyll.

Ancient Gordon Old Heavy Weight Tartan. First recorded in Berwickshire in the 12th century, the Clan Gordon have, since the 14th century, been associated with Aberdeenshire.

Today, Scottish clans are celebrated across the world, with many descendants making the pilgrimage to Scotland to discover their roots and ancestral home. Clans names, tartans and crests are recorded by Lord Lyon for official recognition.

The royal family even has their own Balmoral tartan, which was designed by Queen Victoria’s husband in 1853. The gray, red, and black plaid can only be worn by the Queen and her personal piper, plus a few other members of the royal family (if the Queen gives her permission first!).

Gordon is one of the most classic authentically Scottish names for boys. Originally a surname, it was used in honor of nineteenth century general Charles George Gordon, killed defending the city of Khartoum. Conservative but not stodgy, Gordon was a Top 100 name from 1911 to 1943 and is showing some new signs of life.

spacious Origin of the name The given name Gordon originates from a transferred use of the Scottish surname Gordon. … This place name may be derived from the Brythonic gor, meaning spacious; and din or dun, meaning fort.

In the United States, the name Gordon is the 143rd most popular surname with an estimated 161,655 people with that name.

Legality. When worn as part of the national dress of Scotland, the sgian-dubh is legal in Scotland, England, and Wales: in Scotland under the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 sec. … Airport security rules now require passengers to put their sgian-dubh in checked-in luggage.

SMITH Note: Correction 25 September 2014

Position Name Number
1 SMITH 2273
2 BROWN 1659
3 WILSON 1539
4 THOMSON 1373

Gaelic was introduced to Scotland from Ireland in the 5th century and remained the main language in most rural areas until the early 17th century. It was outlawed by the crown in 1616, and suppressed further after the Jacobite rebellion of 1745.

Robert Wilson A Gordon for Me is a song by Robert Wilson (2 January 1907 25 September 1964), a Scottish tenor.

Today, anyone who has the chief’s surname is automatically considered to be a member of the chief’s clan. Also, anyone who offers allegiance to a chief becomes a member of the chief’s clan, unless the chief decides not to accept that person’s allegiance.

The Campbell Clan Tartan is also more commonly known as Black Watch, an extremely popular and easily recognisable tartan all around the world. … The tartan was worn by ‘The Black Watch’, a group that patrolled the highlands after the Jacobite rebellion of 1715.