Designer: Hastie, McGregor John
Tartan date: 01/01/1957
Available in: Spring Weight, Light Weight, Medium Weight and Heavy Weight
Registration notes: MacGregor Hastie wrote, ''This tartan was designed by me to meet a long felt want. Many people have asked if there was a Craig family tartan, and as the name is not connected with any Highland clan, yet the family name is numerous, it seemed a good idea to design one. The design is based on the general colour of craigs and rocks.'' The grey was originally flecked to represent granite. The Craig tartan is now in general production. Previous notes included: Designed by MacGregor-Hastie circa 1957 at the request of a customer of the Scotch House in Knightsbridge, London. The other reported Craig is said to have originated with the Earl of Mar allowing the Craigs to add the colour red to his own black and white tartan. Jack Dalgety notes say Hastie wove the first piece on his own loom and thereafter it was woven by D.C. Dalgliesh. Sample in Scottish Tartans Authority's Dalgety Collection. Lochcarron sample.
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