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Where can you view Scottish clan tartans by surname?

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Multiple websites, including Scotclans.com, Houseoftartan.co.uk and Tartanregister.gov.uk, provide lists of Scottish clan tartans. Using the sites' search functions, a visitor can quickly find the tartan for a given surname.

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Each site provides images and information on each listed tartan. If known, the designer and history of the tartan is also given.

Tartanregister.gov.uk is a database of Scottish tartans maintained by the National Records of Scotland. Established in 2008 by the Scottish Parliament, the database?s function is to protect and preserve the history of tartans. The tartans listed include all tartans registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans, the Scottish Tartans Society, the Scottish Tartans Authority and the Scottish Tartans World Register.

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