|Perhaps dating back as far as 1587 but there is some
debate as to the validity of the historical evidence. A
charter granted to Hector MacLean, Heir of Duart, in the
lands of Islay, the feu duty to be payable in the form of 60
ells cloth of white, black and green colours. This may well
account for the colours, the proportions being the
invention of the Sobieski Stuarts.