There are several tartans being used on this web site.
|State of California
One of Gov Gray Davis' lessor known achievements was to sign a bill in 2001 for the official tartan of the State of California! It is a small modification from the Muir tartan. John Muir (an immigrant of Scottish descent) persuaded Lincoln to declare Yosemite an official Wilderness - a fore-runner to the National Park. Muir's contribution to California is recognised in the tartan. Additionally Muir is on the State Quarter (25 ¢) coin.
|Largs and District|
I was born in Largs. The tartan was designed around 1980 and is very popular with the people of Largs. The original certificate awarding the tartan is in the museum in Largs. Garments (mostly ladies skirts) were sold in a shop in the Main Street in Largs. That business closed and I'm not sure if it's possible to buy the Largs tartan today. My kilt in one of the few Gent's kilts ever made in the tartan and will be donated to the Largs Museum.
|Microsoft Windows 3.1 Wallpaper
I'm not sure this is a tartan at all. It was a wallpaper distributed with Microsoft Windows 3.1. I've always liked it and it's very like "Wallace" which is the tartan of my sports kilt.
The background on this page is also a Microsoft invention "argyle". One of the nice features of the Microsoft graphics is that they have been rotated by 45 degrees. This makes it easy to see the difference between the wallpaper and windows on the desktop. Well done to the folks in Redmond.
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