New tartan named in honour of Black Watch to be unveiled today

By Cordelia O’Neill

Published: 05/01/2010

A new tartan named in honour of the Black Watch is being unveiled today.

The Red Hackle Tartan takes its name from the distinctive red plume worn by the regiment’s soldiers.

Originally made from red vulture feathers, the red hackle has been worn by the Black Watch since 1822.

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