|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.