Gordon

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

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=gordon

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

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

We have 37 Gordon tartans that we sell in store the most popular Gordon tartan we sell is 16/17oz a modern Gordon tartan which is Houston’s own range

Modern Gordon is also woven in 19oz regimental weight

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

Gordon Clan history

The Gordon surname was initially discovered in Berwickshire, an ancient county of Scotland that is now part of the Scottish Borders Council Area. Legend has it that King Malcolm Ceanmore granted them lands in 1057, placing them in lowland Scotland before the Norman invasion. The family’s roots can be traced back to the Barony of Gordon in the Merse, with Richer de Gordum being the first Gordon on record. Additionally, Adam Gordon obtained the lands of Coldstream on the River Tweed through a Royal grant, which remained in the family for generations.

The Gordon Highlanders were initially formed as the 100th Regiment of Foot under the leadership of Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, in the spring of 1794. A significant number of recruits were selected from the Gordon estates, with the recruitment efforts being supported by the Duchess of Gordon, also known as Duchess Jean, who even offered a kiss as an incentive to join the regiment.

The Gordon Family motto is “bydan” which translates to “abiding”

Gordon highlander regiment

The Gordon Highlanders were initially formed as the 100th Regiment of Foot under the leadership of Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, in the spring of 1794. A significant number of recruits were selected from the Gordon estates, with the recruitment efforts being supported by the Duchess of Gordon, also known as Duchess Jean, who even offered a kiss as an incentive to join the regiment.

In 1798, the regiment was renumbered as the 92nd and went on to participate in numerous battles against revolutionary France. They saw action in various locations such as the Netherlands, Egypt, Denmark, and the Peninsular War, ultimately culminating in their involvement in the historic Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Throughout these conflicts, The Gordon Highlanders earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most effective and reliable regiments within the British Army.

 On 17 September 1994, The Gordon Highlanders merged with the Queen’s Own Highlanders to create 1st Battalion The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) after two centuries of service. In March 2006, the British Army underwent another transformation, uniting the six Scottish infantry regiments to establish The Royal Regiment of Scotland. The Highlanders, now known as 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS), have undertaken missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The enduring legacy of The Gordon Highlanders lives on within this new regiment, serving as a source of inspiration for the members of the British armed forces.

Gordon Clan Tartan Kilt View 1

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the modern Gordon tartan however our recommendation would be a silver tweed jacket. With these darker colours in the tartan it will make the jacket pop as well as a black prince Charlie which would look very smart.

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

Some good Gordon tartans are weathered Gordon and red+ weathered red Gordon

Famous Gordon

A famous Gordon you might know being Douglas Gordon, a Scottish artist, was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966. At the age of 57, he has achieved significant recognition in the art world, including winning the Turner Prize in 1996, the Premio 2000 at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997, and the Hugo Boss Prize in 1998. Currently, he resides and creates art in Berlin, Germany.

Gordon Clan Tartan Kilt View 2

Modern Gordon from Houstons own range

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