A History of Taylor Tartan

The Taylors are a sept of Clan Cameron. They claim to be descended from a Cameron clansman who lived during the 16th century and was known as Tailear Dubh na Tuaighe, ‘The Black Tailor of the Axe’. This man was a natural son of the 14th Chief of Lochiel. A group of families in the Cowal district, who lived there until the end of the 18th century, were known as Mac-an-tailler and thought of themselves as Camerons of the Camerons, under the designation of Clann an Taillear Duibh Chamronach. This tartan was designed in 1955 by two outstanding authorities on tartans: Miss Margaret MacDougall, of the Inverness Museum, and Lt.-Col. I. B. Cameron Taylor. The double black lines in the tartan are said to represent the Black Tailor and his bar sinister. Badge - (Cameron) Crowberry, Oak.


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