Carnegie Modern Tartan Fabric Swatch
Lochcarron of Scotland
Modern Carnegie Heavy Weight Tartan. This name comes from the old barony of Carnegie in the parish of Carmyllie, Angus. The original name of the Carnegies of Southesk was de Ballinhard, but on acquiring the lands of Carnegie about 1340, they adopted the new surname. Sir David Carnegie was created Earl of Southesk by Charles I, whose cause he espoused. The 5th Earl, present at the raising of ‘the Standard on the Braes of Mar’ in 1715, forfeited his estates; he was the hero of the song ‘ The Pied Piper o’ Dundee’. Later, the family was able to buy back the estates. One of the best-known men of the name is Andrew Carnegie, 1837-1919, the Amercio-Scottish multi-millionaire.