The name Galbraith probably originates from the Britons of the Kingdom of Strathclyde which did not become part of Scotland until 1124. The first recorded chief of the Galbraiths appears in the 12th century, he married a daughter of Alwyn Og, son of Muireadhach, 1st Earl of Lennox. The fourth chief Sir William Galbraith married …

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The Gallowater district tartan, sometimes referred to as the ‘Gala Water’ was first mentioned in the records of Wilson’s of Bannockburn in 1793. The design progressed until 1819 when this ‘New’ sett was recorded in the company’s pattern book with a red band and a thin white stripe.