|The Balmoral tartan is not produced as an article of
commerce. D.W.Stewart wrote in his book, 'Old and Rare
Scottish Tartans' (1893), "Her Majesty the Queen has not
only granted permission for its publication here, but has
also graciously afforded information concerning its
inception in the early years of the reign, when the sett was
designed by the Prince Consort." The grey threads are
flecked to give an impression of granite.