|The origins of the Brodie tartan are difficult to pin down.
The earliest and most reliable source is the original
manuscript for the Smiths' book, 'Authenticated Tartans
of the Clans and Families of Scotland'(1850), although the
sett was not included in the published work. The Smiths'
sources included the findings of George Hunter, an army
clothier, who toured the Highlands in search of old tartans
prior to 1822. D.W. Stewart confirms this date but also
mentions that the Brodies in Aberdeenshire wore the