|The Vestiarium Scoticum was published in 1842 by
the 'Sobieski Stuart' brothers who claimed to have discovered an ancient
manuscript detailing tartans from the 16th century. Errors in the
use of language and wide discrepancies in the setts of well established
tartans have caused historians to doubt its authenticity. It is, however,
a wonderful and imaginative work on a grand scale, and many tartans
in use today originated there. Not so the Robertson which is well
documented in collections from the period.