Posted by Allan Campbell on November 1, 2021, 4:28:54, in reply to "Re: Sunday's Header photo"
Note the different tartans of the father and elder son. |
It could be that the son is wearing the Tartan of a Scots pipe band. The father and some of the youngsters could be wearing Family Tartans and handmedowns.
Of course they could be both family Tartans, I could wear a Campbell Tartan but there are quite a few, different Septs. Also various others. The earliest being Gunn but they may not have had a Tartan as from Caithness and Orkney and I understand one of the oldest Scots Clans ( yet to research that.)
The Sporran worn by elder son, cannot remember seeing one like that before but that might just be my memory.
From what I remember there used to be a meaning to the sporran design way back.
Been up in Edinburgh quite a lot and asked many questions in Kilt shops and just got more confused.
Dad thought we were Campbell’s of Argyle and so far I think he was correct as as Campbell married a Gunn In Lochwinnoch area in about 1760. So I think that the “Argyle”came from info passed down father to son.
I did doubt it for many years as the family line was all over the place like a Scots Campbell married an Irish Campbell, there again an Irish Campbell would have been Scots way back.
The twists and turns of family history !