Macbeth

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

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=macbeth

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

We have 6 Macbeth tartans that we sell in store the most popular Macbeth  tartan we sell is 16/17oz a ancient Macbeth tartan which is house of Edgar

The main colours in the Macbeth  tartan are blue, green, black, red, yellow and white this is a very colourful tartan

Macbeth Clan history

The ancient ancestral home of the MacBeth family is located on the western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands. The MacBeth name is derived from the names Macbeth and Bethune, or Beaton. During the Middle Ages, the MacBeth and Bethune families served as hereditary physicians to the Chiefs of Macdonald and practiced medicine on the Isles. Over time, their names merged into the single surname of Beaton in English. The MacBeths were primarily concentrated in Islay and Mull, while the Beatons were concentrated in Skye.

Legend has it that the MacBeth Clan’s progenitor can be traced back to the Isle of Islay. Macbeth (Mac Bethad mac Findláich) (1005-1057), the High Steward of Moray, is said to be the ancestor of this Clan. With his mother being a daughter of King Kenneth III and his marriage to Grudoch, a daughter of the son of King Kenneth III, MacBeth had a strong claim to the Scottish throne, just like King Duncan I. In 1040, MacBeth challenged Duncan and emerged victorious in battle, thus assuming the throne.

MacBeth, also known as the last Celtic king of Scotland, ruled from 1040 to 1057 until his death in battle against the future king Malcolm of the Canmore dynasty.

His name is most famously associated with the Shakespearean drama that bears his name. However, actors often refer to the play as “the Scottish play” due to the belief that uttering the name brings bad luck.

The Macbeth Family motto is “conjunction vertuti fortuna” which translates to “fortune is allied to bravery”

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Macbeth tartan however our recommendation would be a charcoal or silver tweed jacket or a black jacket, socks and sporran

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

Famous Macbeth

A famous Macbeth you might know being the real Scottish king MacBeth (1005-1057) that Shakespeare’s play is based on  Macbeth really did take the throne, Macbeth ruled for 17 years and had a good reign however was killed at the battle of lumphanan in Aberdeenshire by the later king Malcolm the third  

Macbeth Clan tartan kilt view 1

Ancient Macbeth from House of Edgar

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