|The MacKinlay tartan could be described in tartan
parlance as Black Watch with red. It is similar to the early military
setts produced by Wilson's of Bannockburn for the MacKenzies, the
MacLeods and the Gordons, but there is no mention in Wilson's comprehensive
pattern books of a MacKinlay tartan. There are, however, grounds for
comparison with the Farquharson, as MacKinlays are named in that clan.
To further confuse the issue the sett is identical to Logan's 'Murray
W& A.K.Johnston, The Tartans of the Clans and Septs of Scotland,