Clan Gordon

Are you looking forward to know about the history of Clan Tartans or Gordon Clan? If you are then this article is for you!

As of today, I am covering the history of Clan Tartans of Clan Gordon. We have broken down this article to talk about Scottish Clan Tartan history and its complete background. You may checkout Scottish Tartan kilts for Sale here.

Clan Gordon History

The name Gordon historically belongs to Anglo-Norman descent. The first known of the name is said to have saved the King from the attack of a wild boar. It is the reason that the boar’s head features on the family coat of arms. You can wear a sporran along with your Gordon Tartan kilt.

According to the records of history, Gordons settled in the Borders of Scotland during the reigns of William the Lion and Malcolm IV.

Sir Adam De Gordon was one of the commissioners who negotiated with Edward I so that the competition over the crown of Scotland could be settled. Sir Adam was a faithful follower of Robert the Bruce and he was sent to Rome to ask the Pope to reverse the ex-communication, placed upon Bruce after he killed John Comyn. Checkout our Kilts here.

Links with British Army

There are also some links with British Army that are shown in Clan Tartans and discussed parallel with Clan Tartans and Clan Gordon.

The tartan fabric and British army symbol

The Gordon Highlanders was an infantry regiment of the British Army that lasted from 1881 until 1994 (approximately 113 years) when it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons), which was later merged with the Royal Scots Borderers, the Royal Highland Fusiliers , the Black Watch and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Clan Crest and Motto

The Clan’s Crest for the Gordon Clan is of a stag’s head atop of a crown which justifies a history. This thing is surrounded by a Clan Motto, ‘Bydand’, which is translated from Gaelic to traditional Scots as ‘Bide and ‘Fecht’ which means ‘Stay’ and ‘Fight’. The Gordon Coat of Arms has a the head of a boar, which referred to the boar killed by an early Gordon in while protecting the King.

Clan Tartans

Now let’s talk about Gordon Tartans which is recognized as the best ‘Dress Gordon’ variation. These Gordon Tartans have transcended the world of highland wear and became a popular tartan in other fashion items.

This was a quick history review of Gordon Tartan which refers to the Scottish Tartan and I am sure you must have found this list helpful. If you have found this article helpful then don’t forget to share this article with others. Keep visiting Kilt and Jack’s blog for more such articles. In order to get such Kilts then keep visiting Kilt and Jacks.


  • Killian MacDonald

    Embark on a literary journey with Killian Grace MacDonald, a passionate writer whose words are woven with the threads of Scottish heritage. Born amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Highlands, Killian's quill dances to the rhythm of bagpipes, crafting tales that celebrate the timeless allure of kilts and Scottish apparel.

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