This link will lead you to all the styles of Buchanan tartan we do in store such as weathered, ancient, muted and modern Buchanan tartan https://www.kiltmakers.com/tartan-search/search/?search=buchanan

This link will lead you to the Scottish register of tartans however some of these tartans may be privately owned and created and would require permission to be used and woven https://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/qResults?searchString=buchanan

This link will lead you to some of our clan crest accessories that we do for Buchanan https://www.kiltmakers.com/clan-crest-accessories.html?option[Clan+Crest]=Buchanan 

With most kilts we would recommend a heavyweight Buchanan tartan kilt as it will sit better

We have 22 Buchanan tartans that we sell in store the most popular Buchanan tartan we sell is 16/17oz a weathered Buchanan tartan from Loch carron.

The main colours in the Buchanan tartan are red, orange, yellow, blue, green, black and white

Buchanan clan history

The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that was the first to use the name Buchanan resided in the vast lands of Buchanan in Stirlingshire, where this distinguished Clan held extensive territories since ancient times. While many present-day members of the Clan Buchanan can trace their ancestry back to McAlpin, the individual who initially established the name of Buchan was Anselan O’Kyan, the son of the King of Ulster around 1016.

It is widely believed that the Buchanan’s of Auchmar were granted lands bordering Loch Lomond by King Malcolm II in recognition of their services against the Danes. Historical records indeed confirm that Walter de Buchanan received a land grant in Auchmarr in 1373. Additionally, Maurice Buchanan served as treasurer to Princess Margaret of France during that period.

The surname Buchanan was originally discovered in Lennox. In Gaelic, “both-chanain” translates to “the seat of the canon,” indicating a possible ecclesiastical origin. The Clan derived its name from the extensive lands of Buchanan in Stirlingshire, where they had significant territories since ancient times. The earliest reference to the name placed an individual in Stirling (now part of the modern Central region) where, in an early document, a Dominus Absolone de Buchkan was a witness to a charter in 1224.

“The original name of this location was Inchcaileoch, derived from an island in Loch Lomond. The origin of this name remains uncertain; however, the family who adopted it due to an early grant of the lands bearing the name descended from Anselan, an Irish native who is believed to have settled here in the 11th century.”

The Buchanan Family motto is “clarior hinc honos” which translates to “brighter hence the honour”

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Buchanan tartan however our recommendation would be a black Braemar or silver tweed jacket

We also recommend that you match the colour of your flashes to the colour of your tie wither that be a Buchanan tartan tie or a plain colour such as yellow  

Buchanan clan tartan view 1

Famous Buchanan

A famous Buchanan you might know being Gordon John Buchanan MBE, born on April 10, 1972, is a renowned Scottish wildlife cameraman, filmmaker, and presenter. He is known for his exceptional work on nature documentaries such as Tribes, Predators & Me, The Polar Bear Family & Me, and Life in the Snow.

A new Buchanan chief, designing a new tartan and fun facts

There was a New chief appointed of the Buchanan clan in 2022 john Michael Baillie- Hamilton Buchanan who is the first clan chief in over 340 years and we had the pleasure of making his and his family’s kilts and dresses for them for the day he was appointed

Designing tartans

We helped lucy Baillie- Hamilton Buchanan design her tartan for her family’s big day and Ewan 

Fun facts

We were featured in Buchanan families documentary about becoming the new chief and if you would like to see us in the documentary its available on BBC iPlayer we recommend that you do so you can get an insight on what we do. Ewan wears weathered clan Buchanan 17oz loch carron regimental sett

Buchanan clan tartan view 2

Ancient Buchanan from Houstons own range

Weathered Buchanan from Loch Carron

Buchanan clan tartan view 3

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