|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.