Officially termed the Government Tartan, for over 270 years this famous plaid has been worn by Scottish Soldiers, most recently by the Royal Regiment of Scotland founded in 2006. Its origins date back to 1725 when on the advice of Captain Wade, Commander in Chief of North Britain, King George I ordered a raising of a ‘Watch’ comprising six Independent Companies and a uniform “to provide Plaid Cloathing and Bonnets in the Highland Dress”. Through the centuries, the tartan known as Black Watch has been worn widely by Highland Military units, from Rob Roy’s sons in the Independent Companies and by The Thin Red Line at Balaklava. This elegant plaid has long been a symbol of loyalty, courage and sacrifice.
Royal & Plaid colour – Blue/ Black and Green Military Tartan. Created in 1725
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