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LAING OF ARCHIESTOWN TARTAN

This is a tartan that dates to 1783. It was donated to the Scottish Tartans Society in August of 1996 by William Donald Laing of Queensland Australia. William acquired the piece of tartan in 1961 from a Mr. Jack Garden of the Archiestown Hotel. He says this was produced by his Gr Gr Gr Grandfather who was a hand loom weaver. He was John Laing, born 1767. In the 1810 census in Archiestown he owned a shop in the square. This is in the parish of Knockando, Morayshire.