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Scottish Tartans World Register: Rothesay 
Rothesay District Tartan  WR1533



Rothesay is an historic Royal Burgh, which derives its name from the title of the Duke of Rothesay, held by the sovereigns eldest son since 1469. The Rothesay tartan, previously unknown, appeared in the Vestiarium Scoticum (1842) under the name, 'Prince of Rothesay'. It was worn by King Edward VII as a child and originally classified as a Royal tartan. Rothesay is the principal town of the Isles of Bute, stronghold of the Stuarts of Bute and the Boyds.
The source of tartan 1533 was: Vestiarium Scoticum
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