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Willie Scobie

Willie Scobie was born in Helensburgh in 1953. Several generations of his ancestors, on both sides of the family, worked in the textile industry: Paisley weavers - Paton's Mill, Alloa - United Turkey Red in the Vale of Leven.

 Willie has spent his life living and working in the Vale of Leven and Dumbarton area. He was a local government officer for thirty-five years.

 He has been fascinated by Scottish history and loved tartan since childhood. As a young man, reading the "MacGregor Trilogy", by Nigel Tranter, kindled his interest in thehistoryof tartan. Later, discovering "Tartan - The Highland Textile", by the late James D. Scarlett M.B.E., led to a sixteen year friendship which was something of a master-disciple relationship.

 Willie is married with three young children. He has designed several tartans and writes historical novels under the pseudonym of Alexander Tait.

 





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