|The Lindsay tartan is often first recognised by
its colour, which is unusual as the precise shade of tartan colours
is normally left to the discretion of the weaver. The sett is similar
to Stewart of Athol, but for the black, rendered in Lindsay as dark
blue. The name Lindsay first appeared in the Borders of Scotland in
the 12th century. Border Clan tartans were not generally named until
the publication of the book known as the Vestiarium Scoticum. (1842).