This link will lead you to all the styles of Douglas tartan we do in store such as weathered, ancient and modern Douglas 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 Douglas[Clan+Crest]=Douglas 

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

We have 25 Douglas tartans that we sell in store the most popular Douglas tartan we sell is 16/17oz modern and ancient Douglas from Houston’s own range

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

Douglas Clan history

The Douglas family is one of the most influential families in Scotland, with the first recorded Douglas being William de Douglas in the 12th century in Morayshire. The name is believed to have originated from the Gaelic dubhghlais, meaning ‘black water’. In 1330, “Good Sir James Douglas” met his demise in Spain while trying to retrieve Robert the Bruce’s heart during a crusade to the Holy Land. The Earldom of Douglas was established in the 14th century, with William, the first Earl, also holding the title of Earl of Mar. His descendants included the Earls of Angus and the Queensbury branch. James Douglas, the 4th Earl of Morton, inherited the title and estates in 1553. He played a significant role in the assassination of Rizzio and opposed Mary Queen of Scots. Elected as Regent of Scotland in 1572, he was later executed in 1581 for his alleged involvement in the Darnley Conspiracy.

The family motto is “Jamais arrière” which translates to  “Never behind”.

Douglas crest

Ewans top tips for styling

The Douglas tartan is a good pattern, very clean however the ancient Douglas tartan varies from mill to mill are slightly different

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

Weathered Douglas looks good with a Mid brown tweed and the blue striker is a good colour to match a tie to and modern Douglas looks good with a navy tweed jacket

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

Famous Douglas

A famous Douglas you might know being Sir James Douglas, also referred to as Good Sir James and the Black Douglas, was a Scottish knight renowned for his service as a prominent commander in the Wars of Scottish Independence. While his accomplishments may have been somewhat overshadowed by his esteemed leader, Robert the Bruce, the valour and gallantry displayed by Sir James Douglas played a pivotal role in shaping the history of 14th Century Scotland and the intense conflicts that defined the Wars of Independence.

Douglas clan tartan view 1

Ancient Douglas from Houston’s own range

Modern Douglas from Houston’s own range

Douglas clan tartan view 2

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