In 2010, a fabric of great historic significance was discovered in Dunollie House. A tartan was found which dated back to the early 18th Century and pre-dated clan tartans. The colours are typical of West Coast tartans at that time.
This historic fabric has been given the name Dalriada, as this best encapsulates the region and the heritage of this ancient tartan.
From small details in the weaving and construction of the cloth, it has been possible to recreate this versatile tartan. The fabric has now been rewoven by MacNaughton Holdings Ltd based in Perth, Scotland as an exact replica.
A group of talented local artists, jewellers, milliners and skilled crafts people have now gone on to interpret the tartan, producing a wide range of products for all, featuring and inspired by the reconstruction of the cloth.
A range of products are available on Dunollie's website.