Clan Campbell is a HielandScots clan. Historically ane o the lairgest, maist pouerful an successful o the Hieland clans, their lands wur in Argyll an the chief o the clan became the Earl an later the Duke o Argyll.
Although mills produce mony fabrics based on the Campbell tartan, the Clan Chief recognizes anerlie fower:
Campbell: Mair commonly kent as the Black Watch tartan or the Govrenment Sett. The Black Watch, first raised in 1695, polised the Black Trade o cattle smugglin in the Hielands, an then later in 1715/1725 efter the act o union in 1707, became wha wis the first Hieland Regiment in the Breetish Airmy. Aw Campbell tartans are based upon the Black Watch tartan, as are mony clan tartans. The tartan wis uised, an is in current uise, bi several military units throughoot the Commonweel.
Campbell o Breadalbane: This tartan mey be worn bi Campbells o the Breadalbane, or Glenorchy branches.
Campbell o Cawdor: This tartan mey be worn bi members o the Campbell o Cawdor branch.
Campbell o Loudoun: This tartan mey be worn bi members o the Campbell o Loudoun branch.
The Saxt Duke o Argyll addit a white line tae his tartan tae distinguish hissel as Clan Chief. He wis the anerlie member o the family tae dae so, but the tartan haes persistit as "Campbell o Argyll". Campbell o Argyll, as wi ony ither tartan no leetit abuin, is no recognized as offeecial.