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Some years back, I was delighted to discover the Boyd tartan in a Scottish market on nearby Coronado Island:



What a lovely tartan.

I will admit, however, that I usually consider the reds to be on the order of jumping up and down and shouting 'here I am...shoot me now' - LOL. But my grandmother-by-marriage's sept was Docharty and that is part of Clan Macgregor - another "shoot me" red tartan. I prefer his other grandmother's clan - Kennedy - which is actually subtle, green with violet and yellow banding. Very pretty and much more subtle :-)

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful pic, though!

- Erulisse (one L)
I just looked up the Kennedy tartan -- definitely more mellow and peaceful than Boyd!
Yes, the Kennedy Weathered tartan is our favorite. Eventually we'll order some fabric and get some items made from it.

- Erulisse (one L)
I wonder if that is the dress tartan and there is a 'hunting' one as well?

Although, to be prosaic, by the time tartans were formalised like this by the Victorians, the clans were not going to war apart from as part of the British army, when they wore regimental tartans anyway...
The hunting tartans for the bright reds tend to be more muted, but still colorful. As I recall, they tend more to the russet coloring instead of the bright red, so they would work well through the fall foliage and dappled sunlight times.

But I still laugh when I see the bright reds, even though I know the history of the tartans. They are still targets on the hips - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
It would make a lovely winter coat, wouldn't it?
Considering how much my current wardrobe needs color and brightness, it certainly would be.
Boyd. I like it. :)
That reminds me of the little plaid skirt I had in kindergarten... it was my favorite outfit!
I think we all had one of those! :)
Lovely and bright - alas that red doesn't suit me, and I have zero Scottish ancestry anyway;-)
My Scottish percentage is zero, as well. :)
My favourite kind of squares! ♥ Awesome prompt answer. :o)
Thanks so much! :)