King George visits Edinburgh in extravaganza organised by Walter Scott

  • led to the establishment of the modern day clan tartans as everyone was regaled in patterned costume finery designed for the events .. aspirations to be anyone, and someone … creation of "clan patterns"
  • none of these existed before this time… so clan chiefs like the Macintyres had already left Scotland before any tartan they now proclaim were designed.
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visit_of_King_George_IV_to_Scotland

23 October 1822: The Caledonian Canal linking Inverness to Fort William opens to traffic.

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