|The Erskine clan or family originated in Renfrewshire.
The first published version of the tartan appeared in the
Vestiarium Scoticum, a romantic history of Scottish dress
produced in 1842 by the Sobieski brothers. Cunningham
tartan, published in the same work, differs only in the
addition of a white stripe between the narrow green lines.
Cunningham was one of the names adopted by the
MacGregors, and this provides a tenuous connection which
might explain the origin of the design.