Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures Tartan figures



Tartan Ferret
Test

Tartan Display

Back to Search Results
  • Name of Tartan:
    MacNeil of Barra (Clan)
  • Alternative Name: Macneil
  • ITI Number: 1767
  • Category: Clan/Family
  • Designer / Source: Unknown
  • Date: 1831
MacNeil of Barra (Clan)
  • Notes: This version shows the narrow 'tramlines' about the yellow stripe, the usual modern form that differs from Logan's earlier version. The MacNeils claim descent from Niall, King of Ireland, who came to Barra in 1049. The present chief, American, Professor Ian Roderick MacNeil of Barra. . There is also a tartan for the MacNeils of Colonsay. MacNeils are hereditary pipers to the MacLeans of Duart. In their 1850 book "The Clan and Family Tartans of Scotland" William and Andrew Smith of Mauchline wrote: "The Specimen here given, is what has always been known as 'The MacNeill Tatran' " and they show this version with the thicker black tramlines around the yellow. Lochcarron swatch. The following is an extract from a letter from the Chief, MacNeil of Barra in 1997. "The tartan of the Macneils of Barra is the familiar black, green, and blue tartan with narrow alternating white and yellow (encased in black) stripes. (Donald C. Stewart, the Setts of the Scottish Tartans, No. 166.) This has been the standard Macneil of Barra tartan for well over a century." Feb. 2015. Shades amended using woven sample from 1880 Clans Originaux.
  • Where can I buy this Tartan?
  •   This tartan is normally in regular production and you should contact any of the following companies.
  • Who weaves this Tartan?
  •   This is for Business Members only. If you are a business member and are not logged in please log in.
    If you are not a business member and would like to consider joining, please have a look at our membership benefits.
  • MacNeil of Barra (Clan)
  • click to zoom




© Scottish Tartans Authority
Scottish Tartans Authority (Scottish limited company no. 162386), c/o J & H Mitchell, 51 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BU
Scottish Charity Number SCO24310

Site By Radiator