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  • Name of Tartan:
    Gallowater, New (District)
  • Alternative Name: Gala Water
  • ITI Number: 1571
  • Category: District
  • Designer / Source: Wilsons of Bannockburn
  • Date: 1819
Gallowater, New (District)
  • Notes: The names "Gala Water" and "Gallowater" seem to be interchangeable and which is used seems to depend on the source. This 'Old Gallowater' at '1025 first appeared in the records of Wilson's of Bannockburn in 1793. They were not above recycling patterns that had outlived their original usefulness and to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo (1815), they reduced the size of the sett and named it Wellington (1026) in honour of the victorious Duke. Perhaps by public demand - or commercial acumen - in 1819 they revisited the Old Gallowater, introduced a red band and a thin white stripe, and named it the New Gallowater. The sett shown here was woven recently (probably 2002) by Kinloch Anderson for a Michael Usher of Edinburgh. A brighter version of it was first woven in modern times in about 1946 for a Graham A Usher of Edinburgh. Sample of #1025 in STA Collection.
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