This tartan pays homage to the distinguished Dunbar family, deeply entrenched in Scottish heritage. It begins with Crinan of Dunkeld, the renowned Thane and Seneschal of the Isles, born around 975. As the father of King Duncan I and revered grandfather of Gospatric, Crinan's legacy was firmly established. The castle, witnessing pivotal moments in Scotland's history, sheltered Edward II of England after the Battle of Bannockburn, while Black Agnes valiantly defended it against the Earl of Salisbury. The lineage traces back to Gospatric, granted Dunbar lands by King Malcolm III, rising to the rank of Earl. Their indomitable spirit shone through as their castle walls withstood English attacks in 1338. Turmoil struck with the 1598 raid by Clan Cameron, yet strategic marriages intertwined their lineage with the esteemed Earl of Moray title. Despite the forfeiture of the Earldom in 1435, their fortunes thrived in Moray despite a feud with Clan Innes. Numerous cadet branches perpetuated their legacy, carried forward by Sir James Michael, the 39th Hereditary Chief of the Name and Arms, and 14th Baronet of Mochrum. His retired Colonel status in the United States Air Force embodies the values of valor and honor reflected in this tartan.
The Dunbar clan Tartan features a captivating combination of colors, including vibrant red, lush green, and deep black. The pattern showcases bold, crisscrossing lines, creating an intricate lattice that represents the unbreakable bond between the past and the present. The red symbolizes courage and strength, reflecting the resilience of this clan throughout history. The lush green represents the fertile lands that have been the foundation of their livelihood and prosperity. Deep black adds depth and sophistication, embodying the solemnity and dignity of their traditions.
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