|T. Smibert produced a book entitled, 'The Clans
of the Highlands of Scotland' in 1850 which is widely regarded as
an accurate source for the tartans illustrated within it. Smibert
had access to the patterns of Wilson's of Bannockburn who had been
weavers 'since the '45', and to the works of Logan and the Sobieski
brothers. Of the three distinct versions of MacLachlan tartan, Smiberts
rendering is the one woven today, and it would appear to have a longer
history than might be gathered from the date of its registration.