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

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=ferguson

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

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

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

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

Ferguson Clan history

The Ferguson family can trace their ancestral roots back to the Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland. Their surname, MacFergus, originates from Scotland and means “son of Fergus”.

The Ferguson surname was initially found in Galloway, a region in southwestern Scotland that is now part of Dumfries and Galloway. Galloway was made up of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway). The Fergusons descended from the Prince of Galloway, who married the daughter of Henry I of England. These ancient Lords of Galloway were independent rulers until they were incorporated into Scotland in 1234. The line of rulers ended with Alan, Prince of Galloway. The Craigdarroch branch of the Fergusons was the oldest, but there were also branches in Cowal, Kintyre, Kilkerran, Atholl, Kinmundy, and Pitfour.

The Ayrshire Fergusons, who were descendants of Fergus, the independent Lord of Galloway in the 12th century, were already established in the Southwest of Scotland before receiving their charter from Bruce, the King of Scotland, in the 13th century. Additionally, many Ferguson families were established throughout Scotland at an early stage. In Argyll, where the Ferguson Clan is particularly prominent, the Fergusons owned lands in Strachur until the early 19th century. The Fergussons of Perthshire were recognized as the main Highland branch of the Clan, and the chieftainship belonged to the Dunfallandy family, whose head was known as “MacFhearghuis.”

The Ferguson Family motto is “dulcius ex asperis” which translate to “sweeter after difficulties”

Ferguson clan tartan kilt view 1

Ewans top tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Ferguson tartan however our recommendation would be a classic charcoal tweed jacket. With these darker colours in the tartan it will make the jacket pop

A modern Ferguson tartan looks great with a navy tweed jacket and a dark blue tie

A ancient Ferguson tartan looks great with a light grey tweed jacket and a light blue tie or lovat green

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

Famous Ferguson

A famous Ferguson you might know being Sir Alex Ferguson, a former Scottish football player, is a well-known figure in the world of football. Born on December 31, 1941, in Govan, Glasgow, Ferguson showed a passion for the sport from a young age. He began his professional career as a striker with Queen’s Park at the age of 16, where he made an immediate impact by scoring the only goal in his debut match. Ferguson later played for Dunfermline and then moved on to Rangers for a record transfer fee of £65,000 between Scottish clubs. He continued to enhance his skills by taking on the role of player-coach at Falkirk before retiring as a player with Ayr United in 1974.

Fun facts

He was assistant coach of st Mirren between 1974 and 1978 which is Paisley’s local team where our shop is based and he was one of our customers

Ferguson clan tartan kilt view 2

Modern Ferguson from Houston’s own range

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