There was only one Campbell Chief (Duke of Argyll) who attempted to choose a
different sett and he teased by hsi family for being a snob as he had
selected it for 'the chief' only. It has a yellow and white stripe. Since
then all chiefs of Clan Campbell have used 'ancient Campbell' (as the trade
calls it - over here Campbells call it 'Campbell tartan') or the darker
version which is also known as 'Black Watch'. So nobody expects the new
Chief to change the tartan. It would put to many people out of date and
anyway he honors his father's choices on the whole.
There have been a number of 'Campbell regiments' and the Black Watch had a
predominance of Campbells among those who raised the early companies and has
always had many Campbell officers - so to that extent I suspect you are all
right in being able to call it a 'Campbell regiment' - just don't mention it
to a non-Campbell member of the BW or they might argue!
All best, Diarmid Campbell in Argyll in Scotland
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 1:47 AM
Subject: Re: Tartan/clan
JEFF...UR RIGHT...THE CAMPBELL REGIMENT IS THE BLACK WATCH & THE
VERY SIMILAR...THERE IS A NEW CHIEF OF THE CLAN NOW....THE DUKE OF ARGYLE
HE WILL PROBABLY SELECT A LITTLE DIFFERENT "SETT" THAN HIS
CAMPBELL WHO JUST RECENTLY DIED....
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