'Old and Rare Scottish Tartans' was published in 1893 by D.W. Stewart. The book was illustrated by samples woven in silk. The Huntly district tartan is known to have been worn at the time of the '45 rebellion by Brodies, Forbes', Gordons, MacRaes, Munros and Rosses which gives a strong indication of the greater antiquity of the 'District' setts.