These are the personal tartans of the Laird with whom we are negotiating to become the head of our society. All persons of the name Donachie and its variants are granted the use the tartans by him
The Original Donachie Tartan
The Donachie Hunting Tartan
The Donachie of Brockloch Weathered or 'Ancient' Tartan
These tartans are listed in the Scottish tartans world register
and are also registered with the Scottish Tartan Authority. They can be obtained from
D.C. Dalgleish Ltd,
TEL: 044-1750-20781 - FAX: 044 (0)1750-20502
Wearing the kilt
The modern day kilt, also known as the 'war' kilt or the small kilt, is correctly known as the feile (feel-ee); and is the offspring of the kilts used in the 19th century by the Scottish regiments. These kilts are pleated to stripe , lining up the horizontal stripes only. The differing tartans becoming popular following the introduction of mechanised weaving.
The Great kilt or feile ( feile-mhor (feel-ee-more - literal translation is 'big/great kilt') is simply a rectangular piece of cloth. Dimensions varied but ranged from 45" wide and 4 to 4.5 yards long to 60" widths and lengths of about 9 yards. Today the feile are made with 8 yards of material with pleats lined up vertically and horizontally to match the pattern of the tartan. and are pleated to sett, while the kilts worn by the military are pleated to stripe. In pleating to sett the pleats are lined up vertically and horizontally and will form the same overall pattern of the tartan; pleating to stripe lines up the horizontal stripes alone.
The feile-mhor, the traditional Highland plaidie
(interchangeable terms) was laid on the nearest available flat
space, usually the floor, then box pleated or simply bunched
together at the back. The wearer then lay down on top and take the
right side, bringing it over his body. He then would take the left
side and bring that over on top. The plaidie than was belted on
with the belt being passed under the hollow of the back.. Once the
plaidie was belted you stood up with the bottom of the plaidie
being around the level of your kneecaps.The wider plaidie would
have a length of material hanging behind the legs which was pulled
up over the left shoulder and secured with a pin, brooch or
The narrower plaidie did not have the material to pull over the shoulder and it is believed the remaining material was simply left to drape.