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Kenosha Area Pipes & Drums Assoc.

I've been trying to piece together the thread of this inquiry. I am only aware of one MacLennan tartan, with the distinctive 5 red stripes and one yellow. The tartan usually has name 'MacLennan or Logan', and there has always been a bit of a mystery as to why Logan is added to the name. Logans and Lobbans are listed as 'Septs' of Clan MacLennan.
However, a subtle idiosyncrasy of Scottish history, is the common use of aliases in parish records and property deeds. For example the name 'Deas' is an alias for Davidson. Michael MacDonald ('The Clans of Scotland', M. MacDonald, 1991) suggests that Logan or 'Lobban' was an alias for MacLennan. Both names belong to the one person, and you can sometimes find historic documents where the name and its alias are both used on the same page.
At House of Tartan, we can supply both modern and ancient colourways, including the Old and Rare version, which has a slightly wider yellow / gold stripe. The Old and Rare MacLennan is very attractive and I would recommend getting a swatch, which we would be very pleased to send out.

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