MacNeil Modern

Wilson's pattern book 4 (c.1847) calls this sett 'New MacNeil'. It is interesting to note the inclusion of red which appears in the Highland Society of London sample (c.1816) under the name MacNeil of Colonsay. The samples in D. W. Stewarts book of 1893 were specially woven in silk.The tartan was used by the clan chief in the 1930s hence the addition to the name. / Wilson's of Bannockburn a weaving firm founded c1770 near Stirling.