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For Tartan Day, 7 things to make you plaid

Image 1of/8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 NopeThe Scots hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in “Braveheart,” died in 1305, nearly 300 years before tartans were worn. NopeThe Scots hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in “Braveheart,” died in 1305, nearly 300 years before tartans were worn. Image 2 of 8 What it isTartans originally were woven in wool, with each individual pattern called a sett. What it isTartans originally…

Most people can tell a Black Watch pattern from a Royal Stewart, but their knowledge of tartans stops there. The assumptions held by most non-Scotsmen bear little resemblance to the facts.

Here are seven facts that won’t get you kilt.

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