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The Cameron of Erracht tartan has a lively palette of green, red and yellow interspersed with black and dark blue.
The Cameron of Erracht tartan, a blend of the MacDonald and Cameron tartans, was designed in 1793 for the regiment of the 79th or Cameron Highlanders. The Cameron of Erracht clan is a branch of Clan Cameron, a West Highland Scottish clan. The Camerons, were among the strongest of the Highland clans with a reputation for bravery, and they commanded the “Road to the Isles” (an area from Corpach in the Highlands, towards the Western Isles).
Donald Cameron, 7th of Erracht, was born shortly before the Jacobite Rising of 1715. He fought for Charles Edward Stuart (“Bonnie Prince Charlie”) in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and, under Cameron of Lochiel, was second in command of the Camerons at Glenfinnan in Lochaber where the rebellion began.
After the Battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Rising of 1745, came the Jacobite collapse and Clan Cameron’s land was forfeited. The Highland clan system’s power was at an end. After the rebellion, the British government closely controlled the Highland regiments.
It was Donald Cameron’s eldest son, Sir Allan Cameron of Erracht, K.C.B., who raised the regiment of the Cameron Highlanders. The tartan was created by his mother to represent the clans involved. Allan was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant and led the 79th in many campaigns overseas until it was disbanded in 1797. A second 79th regiment was raised a year later and a second battalion formed in 1804.
The regiment’s lineage is now continued by the 4th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
Septs: Related septs of the clan include: Chalmers, Kennedy, MacMartin, MacOnie, MacPhail, MacSorley, Martin, Paul, Taylor.
About the notebook: This notebook is made with cloth woven in mills in the United Kingdom. Notebook pages and paper components are made with acid-free 80gsm paper from sustainable forests. Boards used in the binding process are made of 100% recycled paper. This hardback notebook is bound in genuine British tartan cloth with an elastic closure, ribbon market, eight perforated end leaves and expandable inner note holder. It contains a removable booklet about the history of clan tartans, and a bookmark that gives information on the Cameron of Erracht tartan.
Left side blank, right side ruled.
Trimmed page size: 14 × 9 cm.
Kinloch Anderson: The tartan cloth is supplied by and produced with the authority of Kinloch Anderson Scotland, holders of Royal Warrants of Appointment as Tailors and Kiltmakers to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.