This link will lead you to all the styles of Campbell tartan we do in store such as weathered, ancient, muted and modern Campbell tartan

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

This link will lead you to some of our clan crest accessories that we do for Campbell[Clan+Crest]=Campbell

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

We have 62 Campbell tartans that we sell in store the most popular Campbell tartan we sell is 16/17oz modern and  ancient Campbell from Houston’s own range

The main colours in the Campbell tartan are blue, green and black

Campbell clan history

The Campbell surname originated from a family of Strathclyde-Britons residing in the Scottish/English Borderlands. It was a name given to individuals with a crooked mouth or smile. This nickname-turned-surname is derived from the Gaelic words “cam” and “beul,” meaning crooked and mouth, respectively. Nicknames were often derived from various sources, including physical characteristics, behaviour, mannerisms, and other attributes of the person.

The Campbell family was first found in Argyllshire, which corresponds to the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata in western Scotland. This region is now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute. Researchers suggest a common ancestor for both the Campbells and the MacArthur’s, with the MacArthur’s being the senior sept of the Campbells. The name Arthur is derived from the son of King Aedan MacGabhran, the 9th century King of Argyll. The Clan Campbell was also known as the Siol Diarmaid an Tuirc or the Clan Duibhne. In a Crown charter, Duncan MacDuibhne was recognized as the ancestor of the Lords of Lochow in 1368.

Sir Colin Campbell, son of Sir Archibald, was succeeded by Sir Duncan in 1427. Black Colin of Glenorchy, Sir Duncan’s second son, established the Campbells of Breadalbane and constructed Caolchurn Castle. He married Margeret Stewart, who was the heiress of the Lords of Lorn. After the Battle of Harlaw in 1411, where the MacDonalds suffered a significant defeat by the King, the Campbells took advantage of the situation to expand their territory at the expense of the MacDonalds.

In 1517, the Campbells and the MacLean’s of Duart were called upon by the Crown to suppress MacDonald of Lochalsh, the Lord of the Isles, who had seized two Royal Castles. Lochalsh was executed, and the Campbells gained more land. Their Chiefs were honoured with knighthoods, baronies, and Earldoms. The Earl of Argyll, in particular, became the Chancellor of Scotland under James IV and played a significant role in establishing peace throughout the Highlands.

The Campbell Family motto “ne obliviscaris” which translates to “forget not” however clan Campbell have 3 mottos in total  

Campbell clan tartan kilt - view 1

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Campbell tartan however our recommendation would be a silver tweed or green lovat jacket. With these darker colours in the tartan it will make the jacket pop

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

Famous Campbell

A famous Campbell you might know being Archibald Campbell the tenth earl and first duke of argyll (1658-1703) he had many companies involved at the massacre at Glencoe in 1692 and was one of the commissioners sent to crown William and Mary.

Fun facts

The only good Campbell is a dead Campbell is what Ewan’s grandfather used to say, he even tried to ban the tartan from the shop at one point. As proud MacDonalds they will never forget the massacre of Glencoe.

Campbell clan tartan kilt - view 2

Ancient Campbell from Houston’s own range

Modern Campbell from Loch Carron

Campbell clan tartan kilt - view 3

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