|Stuarts of Bute are descended from the natural
son of King Robert II.|
The use of this tartan is normally considered to be for the family
of the Marquis of Bute, though others more or less closely related
have likewise claimed an interest. Whether or not this pattern (STWR:1485)
was in use before the publication of the Vestiarium Scoticum, is not
known. There is a popular maroon version called the 'Stuart of Bute
hunting' which does not have the approval of the Marquis. STWR:2505.