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.