"Clann" is a Gaelic word that means "children", that was first used
nearly one thousand years ago. The earliest example of checked or
striped cloth is a fragment of two-color "dog-tooth" checked
woollen fabric -- the so-called "Falkirk tartan" -- which dates
from A.D. 235.
The tartans, and the clans that have worn them, are synonymous
with Scotland. In Clans and Tartans, the histories of several
leading clans, all of them Highland, are presented.
Additionally, clan lands, slogans, and plant badges are listed.
A section on research will help amateur genealogists research their
Scottish ancestry. Finally, each clan history is colorfully
illustrated with a swatch of its own specific tartan.