The Dundas tartan originated in the Vestiarium Scoticum (1842). The design has the traditional green, black, blue background of the Highland military tartans with twin red stripes on the green. Dundas's played an important role in restoring the Highland way of life after the penalties imposed as a result of the '45 rebellion. It was Henry Dundas, who in 1784, introduced the bill to parliament restoring estates forfeited to the Crown after the uprising, following the repeal on the wearing of tartan in 1782