~+~+~+~ Balmoral Tartan ~+~+~+~ The original as designed by Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert in 1853. It is worn by HM Queen herself and several members of the Royal Family but ONLY with the Queen's permission. The only other approved wearer of the Balmoral Tartan is the Queen's personal piper.
~+~+~+~ Hepburn Tartan ~+~+~+~ This sett was produced for Captain Charles Hepburn in 1968 by Anderson's of Edinburgh, from an existing design. The Hepburns are associated with Hermitage Castle in Liddesdale and the history of Mary, Queen of Scots. James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1536-78), married the Queen after being implicated in the murder of her husband, Lord Darnley.