Johnstone / Johnston

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

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

We have12 Johnstone tartans that we sell in store the most popular Johnstone tartan we sell is 16/17oz a ancient Johnstone tartan which is Houston’s own range

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

Johnstone Clan history

Johnstone: The name “Johnstone” has a long history in Scotland, with the earliest recorded use as a surname dating back to 1174 by John of Johnstone in Annadale, Dumfrieshire. In 1296, Sir John of Johnstone of Dumfries swore allegiance to King Edward I of England. While Perth was referred to as St Johnston and an area in East Lothian was known as Jonystoun, it was the Johnstones of the Western Borders who emerged as the most influential group in Scotland. During the Civil War, the Clan Johnstone supported King Charles I. In 1633, King Charles I recognized this loyalty by granting the Johnstone chief the title of lordship. By the 1700s, the Clan Chief of the Johnstones had risen in status to become the Earl of Annadale and Secretary of State.

The family motto is “Nunquam non paratus” which translates to “Never unprepared”.

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the modern Johnstone tartan however our recommendation would be a navy 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. Ancient Johnstone looks good with an ocean petrol blue tweed jacket

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

johnstone clan tartan kilt view 1

Famous Johnstone

A famous Johnstone you might know Alex Johnstone a Scottish politician who is a part of the conservative party

Fun facts

Johnstone + Elderslie is the birth place of William Wallace

The town Johnstone is just 10 minutes from our shop

There are a few different spellings of the name however they all wear the same tartan

johnstone clan tartan kilt view 2

Ancient Johnstone from Houstons own range

johnstone clan tartan kilt view 3

Modern Johnstone from Houstons own range

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