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

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

We have 21 Gunn tartans that we sell in store the most popular Gunn  tartan we sell is 16/17oz a weathered Gunn tartan which is Houston’s own range

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

Gunn Clan history

The Gunn family’s lineage can be traced back to the Viking settlers who inhabited the rugged shores of Scotland during the Medieval era. The name Gunn originated from Gunni, a descendant of Einar and the esteemed peace Kings of Uppsale in Sweden, who is considered the progenitor of this illustrious Clan. Gunni was the son of Gillanders, one of the six northern Earls who besieged King Malcolm IV of Scotland at Perth in 1160. The Gunns, along with the Sinclair’s, the MacKay’s, and the Gordons, held dominion over the northernmost regions of Scotland, with the Gunns’ territory centred in Caithness and Sutherland.

The surname Gunn was initially discovered in the Orkneys. However, what may captivate North Americans the most about Gunn history is the unearthing of a Coat of Arms, undoubtedly belonging to the Gunn Clan, in Westford, Massachusetts. Carved into a rock face, this Coat of Arms has been reliably dated back to 1395, nearly a century before Columbus set foot in America. Initially, archaeologists believed this marking to be the handiwork of an early Native American tribe. Yet, upon closer examination and the removal of vegetation, it revealed a knight donning full armour, wielding a colossal sword, and proudly displaying the Gunn Coat of Arms on a shield.

The Gunn Family motto is “aut pax aut bellum” which translates to “either peace or war”

Gunn clan tartan kilt view 1

Ewans tips for styling

Gunn is a good classic design

There are many ways to style the ancient Gunn tartan however our recommendation would be a green lovat or silver tweed

Weathered Gunn tartan looks good with porters grey tweed jacket pick a nice pink or red paisley pattern lining to tie in with it

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

Famous Gunn

A famous gunn you might know being Neil Miller Gunn (1891-1973) a famous Scottish novelist with over 30 books to his name and being one of the most influential Scottish writers of the 20th century

Fun facts

We made kilts for Inverclyde Pipe and Drum Band and they wear Ancient Gunn

Gunn clan tartan kilt view 2

Ancient Gunn from Houstons own range

Weathered/muted Gunn from House of Edgar

Gunn clan tartan kilt view 3

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