This sett is taken from a sample in the Scottish Tartans Society collection.

It is a more compact form of the sett designed for Lord Kilmarnock in 1956 and registered with the Lord Lyon.

The Lordship of Boyd was created in 1454. The family has a long association with the town of Kilmarnock and the castle of Dean, in the South West of Scotland.

Thomas Boyd was created Earl of Arran in 1467. The tartan is based on the Hay and the Stuart of Bute tartans.