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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 09 June 12 22:58 BST (UK) »
" Believe it or not, there is a Singh tartan now which was designed by a prominent Scottish-Sikh family for their own use."

The earliest tartan known is circa 3,000 years old. It was found in archiological excavations in Northern Tibet/ Mongolia. I posted this link already, but the post in which it was posted was removed by one of the mods.

http://www.tartansauthority.com/tartan/the-birth-of-tartan

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Maybe it was commissioned by Genghis Mac Khan  ;D

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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #10 on: Monday 11 June 12 10:21 BST (UK) »
" Believe it or not, there is a Singh tartan now which was designed by a prominent Scottish-Sikh family for their own use."

The earliest tartan known is circa 3,000 years old. It was found in archiological excavations in Northern Tibet/ Mongolia. I posted this link already, but the post in which it was posted was removed by one of the mods.

http://www.tartansauthority.com/tartan/the-birth-of-tartan

Regards

Malky

Maybe it was commissioned by Genghis Mac Khan  ;D

Excellent!   ;D
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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #11 on: Friday 22 June 12 23:10 BST (UK) »
The powers-that-be in Scotland, e.g. tourist boards and celebrities, bear a lot of responsibility for hyping up the whole tartan, kilts and whisky thing as Scotland's "brand".

Not sure about tourist boards. The one I knew rather well was often inclined to underplay tartan, bagpipes and so on. That was a much earlier incarnation of today's one

Blame Sir Walter Scott for romanticising the Highlands in his work, especially his poems, and for orchestrating the first visit of a reigning monarch to Scotland since theunion of the crowns in 1603. This was the visit of King George IV in 1822, when the king was decked out in a kilt, though I gather he insisted on wearing pink tights underneath to preserve his modesty.

Blame Sir Harry Lauder, who probably did more damage than anyone before or since to the image of Scotland and the Scots.

Blame the writers and performers of all the banal schmaltzy songs redolent of soggy nostalgia for' Granny's Hielan' Hame', the' Lights of Lochindaal', 'Lovely Loch Maree', the 'Waters of Kylesku' and so on.

I'd better retreat below the parapet now  ;)
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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 08 December 15 17:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I'm a Shanks, Not from Linlithgow but from the neighbouring county of North Lanarkshire.

We use the Mackenzie Tartan. This was according to my grandfather who had a book on the subject.

-John


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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 08 December 15 23:16 GMT (UK) »
We use the Mackenzie Tartan. This was according to my grandfather who had a book on the subject.

Maybe your grandfather had the wool pulled over his eyes by the Brigadoon industry :) Books about tartan are like family trees on Ancestry - interesting but not to be relied on as authoritative!
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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 08 September 16 09:07 BST (UK) »
And to add to the confusion there is a web site
https://www.houseofnames.com/wiki/boernicians
That puts the SHANKS family as Boernician
So confusing!
I'm so glad my SHANKS was from Ireland!!!


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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 08 September 16 16:48 BST (UK) »
And to add to the confusion there is a web site
https://www.houseofnames.com/wiki/boernicians
That puts the SHANKS family as Boernician

Hmm. That's bit like Ancestry too. A mix of fact, fantasy and wishful thinking, well larded with ****!
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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 08 September 16 19:44 BST (UK) »
Sorry to invade the thread,

Forfarian,

What's wrong with this.....

'Granny's Hielan' Hame'

That song was about my "Grannie's" crofthouse!!!
Well, so I thought, as a child  :-[  ::)

One of my Dad's favourites which we had played at his funeral, along with the tune of The Dark Island by a Piper & it was a beautiful send off.

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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #17 on: Friday 09 September 16 12:16 BST (UK) »
Sorry to invade the thread,
Forfarian,
What's wrong with this.....
'Granny's Hielan' Hame'

It's just one of the so-called traditional (or possibly not) Scottish songs in slow waltz time or similar which I detest because to me they are just dripping with schmaltz and soggy with nostalgia (to borrow a phrase from the great Tom Lehrer).

Having got so far off topic I'll go and get my coat ....
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