Thanks to the Scottish Tartan Society and the Scottish Tartans Authority for the use of the GIFs of Wallace tartans. The plaid along the left side is the "Braveheart" plaid.
Notice that a tartan repeats reversed both horizantally and vertically but a plaid only repeats.
Wallace "Red Modern" "Wallace Dress" or Wallace Red
This tartan pattern dates back to 1842.
It also comes in the Ancient (where the red is a dark orange and the black is dark brown) and the Weathered where the colors are muted.
This is the tartan that 3M uses on their "Scotch®" brand packaging tape.
Wallace "Red Ancient" Wallace "Hunting Modern" "Wallace Hunting" or Wallace Green
Dated 1980. It also comes in the Ancient & Weathered.
You may also recognize this tartan as it is used on the 3M "Scotch Magic® Mending" packaging tape.
This is the tartan that both the Chief Ian and the Acting Chief Andrew wear.
Wallace "Hunting Ancient" The Wallace Blue
Dated pre-1985. This tartan is not often seen. The previous Chief, the late Lt. Col. Malcolm Wallace of that Ilk, said when asked about the Wallace Blue, "it is a very nice tartan, but it's not Wallace". Malcolm only recognized the Red Wallace and under duress, the Green.
Dated 1891. This is known as a district tartan and therefore not recognized by the Chief of the Clan. It is unlike any of the other variations of the more common Wallace setts. The "Wallace of Dundee" is refered to in Charles B. Wallace's book, "The Clan Wallace" on page 35.
"Wallace Blue Dress (Dance)"
This tartan is used by many of the Highland Dancers.
There is also a purple varity that the Highland dancers wear.
Notice that it has a White background. "Dress" tartans usually have a White background and were used for Evening or Formal wear as they are lighter/brighter and more easily seen in the low light of evening.
Dated 1842. This was the Wallace tartan used for formal evening wear and is also known as the B&W MacFarlane.
I have only found this tartan on the web site of
Scottish Tartans Authority
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