This link will lead you straight to the 3 beautiful and unique Allison tartans we have available in store for you

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

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

We have 3 Allison tartans that we sell in store the most popular Allison tartan we sell is 16/17oz ancient Allison tartan from loch carron

The main colours in the Allison tartan are blue and green with thicker black lines, 2 red lines and thin yellow and white lines

Allison clan history

The lineage of the Allison family traces back to the Clan that originated in the ancient Dalriadan kingdom on the west coast of Scotland. The surname is believed to have derived from the name “Ellis” or Ellis’ son, or possibly from “Alice” as in “the son of Alice.” It is more likely, however, that the name originated from “Ellis” rather than the female personal name.

On the other hand, there is some disagreement regarding the name’s origin. According to Black, in reference to Scottish Alison or Allison, Mr. L. A. Morrison in his work The History of the Alison or Allison family in Europe and America, Boston, 1893, claims that Alison comes from Alister or Alexander, and that the Alisons are connected to the renowned clan of MacAlister. The name’s origin is attributed to two sons of Alexander MacAlister of Loupe who, along with some followers, sought refuge in the parish of Avondale, Lanarkshire, during the War of Independence. It was there that their name was changed from MacAlister to Alison. Variations such as Alison, Allison, Alinson, Allinson, Elison, Ellison, Elissen, and Ellysen have been found in the early history of certain branches of the present Allison family, often used interchangeably. The name was frequently spelled as Ellison and Allison when referring to the same individual.

The Allison  Family motto “veritas vincit” which translates to “truth prevails” 

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Allison tartan however our recommendation would be a black jacket such as a prince Charlie with black or white socks and grey or black sporran  or one of our lovet jackets in  green or charcoal tweed with socks to match the colour of the tweed jacket.

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

Famous Allison

A famous Allison you might know being William Pulteney Allison (1790-1858) who was a professor of medicine at Edinburgh university and was a leader in his profession as well as being a Scottish moral philosopher.

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 Ancient Allison from Loch Carron

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 Ancient Allison from House of Edgar

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Modern Allison from Strathmore

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