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Old 6th August 2009, 22:24
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Question Which tartan can I wear

I am English but my grandfather was scottish. Please can somebody advise which tartan I can wear. His surname was Kirkwood but I dont know which part of Scotland he came from.
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Old 6th August 2009, 22:53
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Kirkwood would appear to be a lowland name - from the Borders and ayrshire.
Don't know if it has been claimed as a sept by any clan - it is usually considered a 'location' name.
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which tartan I can wear.
You can wear any tartan you like... if you like it then wear it; there is no such thing as the tartan police so don't let anyone tell you different!
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Old 7th August 2009, 09:43
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OH nooooo.... I mentioned the non-existence of the Tartan Police on another thread.
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Old 7th August 2009, 18:51
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Kirkwood are a sept of Clan Macgregor

Some scottish names did not have their own clan but were septs of larger clans.
Kirkwood were a sept of the MaCGregor clan.

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Old 8th August 2009, 19:17
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Where any tartan you like, most scots I know choose tartan by what colour and sett they like.

Assigning tartans to clans and border families is a load of rubbish. Choose anyone you want
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Old 8th August 2009, 21:32
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Youtube ???????????

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Some scottish names did not have their own clan but were septs of larger clans.
Kirkwood were a sept of the MaCGregor clan.
What is the reason for removing youtube links what harm do they do??????


Putting my reply in as a edit so as to keep topic on track.......too many
complaints made about youtube and majority of its topics from members

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