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MacDuff Dress Tartan

The MacDuff Dress Tartan is steeped in a rich and storied history that traces back to the original Royal Scoto-Pictish lineage. The MacDuff clan, whose Gaelic name is MacDhuibh, meaning "Black," holds the motto "Deus juvat," which translates to "God assists." The clan's crest features a demi-lion Gules holding a broadsword in its dexter paw, symbolizing strength and valor. The clan's lands span Fife, Lothian, Strathbran, and Strathbogie. Despite being armigerous, meaning it has no clan chief, Clan Duff was the first to be recognized as a clan, marking its significant place in Scottish history. The clan's ancestry includes notable figures such as Queen Gruoch, wife of Macbeth, and her granddaughter who married Aedh, son of Malcolm III, making him the Earl of Fife and hereditary abbot of Abernethy. Gille-michael MacDuf played a pivotal role in witnessing the great charter of David I to the Abbey of Dunfermline. The historical narrative of the MacDuff clan is also intertwined with the story of Duncan Macduff, Earl of Fife, who sided with Edward I during Robert the Bruce's coronation and met his end in 1336. The title of Earl of Fife was later transferred to Robert Stewart, who became the Duke of Albany. In the 15th century, David Duff received a charter for the Muldavit lands, which expanded through strategic marriages. By 1759, Will Duff was made Earl of Fife and Viscount MacDuff. This lineage continued with Alexander, the sixth Earl Fife, who married Princess Louise, daughter of the future King Edward VII, further solidifying the clan's prominence. The MacDuff tartan setts are traceable to the weaving firm Wilsons of Bannockburn, founded around 1770. The MacDuff clan remains registered with the Lyon Court, upholding their historical legacy.
The MacDuff Dress Tartan features a striking white background with a harmonious blend of intersecting stripes in blue, black, red, and green. The blue stripes symbolize loyalty and truth, while the black denotes constancy. The red stripes add a touch of boldness and valor, and the green signifies the clan's deep connection to the Scottish lands. This tartan's intricate pattern represents the rich heritage and storied past of the MacDuff clan, making it a timeless piece of Scottish tradition.
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