Shepherd's Plaids and highland dress late 18th century-early 19th century; thesis and research notes on tartan.
Alan Paterson Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Alan Paterson was a former student of the Scottish College of Textiles and was particularly interested in collecting and researching Highland dress and tartan.
In accordance with the classification scheme.
By appointment at the Scottish Borders Campus, Heriot-Watt University, Netherdale, Galashiels.
Donated to the Scottish College of Textiles in 1972.
Other Finding Aids
A paper list is available in the search room and all textiles are photographed.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
The large flat textiles are rolled and require advance notice for access.
Description compiled by Helen Taylor, Archivist, Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service.
Conditions Governing Use
Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents. Permission to publish material from the Archive must be sought in advance from the University Archivist. Responsibility for obtaining copyright clearance rests with the applicant.