|According to D.W. Stewart, author of 'Old and Rare
Scottish Tartans', this tartan can be traced to the 1820's. It appears
in several collections of hard tartans produced from that period,
including the collection of the Highland Society of London. Stewart
also mentions that the Brodies wore the Huntly district tartan prior
to 1820. This sett was first published in the Vestiarium Scoticum
in 1842 and differs only from todays setting in the greater proportion
of black and the reduced width of the yellow stripe.