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  • Name of Tartan:
    Hepburn (Clan)
  • ITI Number: 1381
  • Category: Clan/Family
  • Designer / Source: Stewart, D.C.
  • Date: 1960
  • Slog: YBR:RBK
  • Colour Sequence: YBRGRKYKYKBR
  • Thread Count: Available to STA members only
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Hepburn (Clan)
  • Notes: A confusing set of notes surround this tartan and its origin. 1. D C Stewart wrote on the 27th October 1970 that he had designed it for a "Capt. Chas.Hepburn only a few years ago." 2. Old Tartans Society notes state that it was "Designed for Charles Hepburn in 1968 by Andersons' of Edinburgh from an existing design. A letter from Kinloch Anderson (13th February 1968) includes "I belive we were the originators of the Tartan for Mr. Hepburn." but do they mean they designed it or were the original suppliers? 3. Tartans Society Sindex notes contradict this "Designed by Capt. Charles Hepburn of 'Red Hackle' whisky for the film star Audrey Hepburn. 4. Hepburn family website reported as saying "Researched and produced" for them by Geoffrey (Tailor) Ltd. The only weaver producing this tartan appears to be The House of Edgar (2005). Hepburns are associated with Hermitage Castle in Liddesdale and the history of Mary, Queen of Scots. James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1536-78), married the Queen after being implicated in the murder of her husband, Lord Darnley. To add further confusion, another alleged Hepburn tartan is #34 which is almost certainly a US fashion tartan which has mistakenly been referred to as a clan/family tartan.
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