MacGregor

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

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=macgregor

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

With most kilts we would recommend a heavyweight Macgregor tartan kilt as it will sit and swing better

We have 20 Macgregor tartans that we sell in store the most popular Macgregor  tartan we sell is 16/17oz  Modern Macgregor tartan which is Houstons own range

The main colours in the Macgregor  tartan are red, green and white

Macgregor Clan history

The MacGregor surname has its roots in the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Mac Griogain, derived from the given name Gregory. This Gaelic form of the name translates to “son of Gregory.” The MacGregors can be traced back to Griogair, who was the son of King Alpin of Scotland, the High King of the Scots and Picts in the eighth century. They originated in Argyllshire, which was part of the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata in western Scotland. Today, this region is known as the Council Area of Argyll and Bute. The MacGregors are the main branch of the Siol Alpine, and their motto in Gaelic signifies their royal lineage. Their representative, King Kenneth the Hardy, was the son of MacAlpin, who was the first King of the Scots.

The MacGregor Family motto “s rioghal mo dhream” which translates to “royal is my race”

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Macgregor tartan however our recommendation would be a black jacket such as a prince Charlie or Braemar or a silver , charcoal tweed or navy tweed.

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

Macgregor is a strip tartan, strong MacGregor Balquidder is a nice mix of wine red and muted green

MacGregor Clan Tartan Kilt - View 2

Famous MacGregor

A famous MacGregor you might know  is Scottish actor Ewan MacGregor know for such movies as Trainspotting, Star Wars and Obi-Wan Kenobi

Fun facts

Rob Roy MacGregor assumed leadership of his clan and, in 1701, obtained property along the shores of Loch Lomond and in Balquidder, where he thrived as a lawful cattle trader. Unfortunately, a business deal with the duke of Montrose took a turn for the worse when one of his men absconded with the duke’s funds. Consequently, an arrest warrant was issued for Rob Roy, and he was expelled from his Loch Lomond property by the duke’s representative. However, the earl of Breadalbane came to his aid, granting him land in Glen Dochart where he resumed his cattle raiding activities in 1713. During the Jacobite Rising of 1715, he led the MacGregors and was subsequently accused of high treason. His residence was set ablaze by government mercenaries. In 1716, the duke of Argyll provided him with land in Glen Shira, and his raiding endeavour’s recommenced until he was apprehended by the duke of Athol. Although he managed to escape, he eventually surrendered to General Wade in 1725 and was later granted a Royal Pardon in 1727. Rob Roy peacefully passed away in his own bed at Balquidder in 1734. He was known as the Scottish robin hood

Rob Roy MacGregor tartan is one of Ewan’s favourite tartans, and its striking when you see it made into a kilt, it has a similar design to Robin Hood tartan

MacGregor Clan Tartan Kilt - View 1

Modern MacGregor Hunting from Houstons own range

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