1999 News Article

New Stirling Family Tartan Pattern.

Bloomington, Idaho - 5 Aug 1999  The Voting has ended, and we have a Stirling Family Tartan Selected.

The Vote wasn't very close, this pattern, pattern "A", won with over 71% of the vote, followed by the other blue and green pattern, "D".  The leading red colored pattern was pattern "B" followed by Pattern "C"

To the thousands of you who voted, our many thanks!  Next the pattern will be registered, and a local weaver in Stirling or Bannockburn will be selected to weave the new pattern.  If you'd like to order some tartan, a kilt, blanket, or other item, please contact us below. 

(Editors Note - The pattern was selected by family members voting via this website.  The votes came in from all over the world, over seven thousand of them.  A weaver has been selected to print the pattern, but it is pending approval by Francis J. Stirling, who is the current chief of the name Stirling. Francis is not the chieftian of the family, perhaps some of our Scottish family members can explain the differences.   We hope to have more word soon. 

Many of you have expressed desires to purchase the plaid anyway, without the chief's approval.    If you have opinions about this both PRO or CON, we'd love to hear from you.

If you have any ideas on how to move this forward, or would like to get more involved, a committee is being considered to work directly with the Mr. Stirling.  Please send an email to mike @ clanstirling dot org if you are interested.

We owe our special thanks to Mr. "Tony" Murray, from the Tartan Historical Society for his help and assistance.  Thanks Tony!