|Wilson's sent a list of tartans to Logan about
1830 stating that 'No 148' had been sold as Douglas for a 'considerable'
time. Logan included the Douglas tartan even though he said that no
family tartans appeared in his book. The distinction between clans
and families is obscure. There are many historic references to the
'Border Clans' which would certainly describe the Douglas'. There
is also a black and grey sett for the clan which first appeared in
the Vestiarium Scoticum in 1842. The present chiefship is vacant on
account of the compound surnames of the eligible claimants. Lord Lyon
will not recognise 'double barrel' names.