These three versions have the approval of Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, one time Lord Lyon King of Arms. They also
appear in Frank Adams book, "The Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands", and in "Tartans and Highland Dress"
by MacKinnon of Dunakin.
- The sash is worn over the right shoulder, across the breast and secured by a brooch on the right shoulder. This style is
worn by clanswomen, women of the clan surname and septs by birth or marriage.
- The sash is worn over the left shoulder, across the right breast and secured with a brooch on the left shoulder. This style
is worn by Lady Chiefs, chieftainesses, the wives of clan chiefs and chieftains, and the wives of colonels of Highland
- The sash is worn over the right shoulder and
tied in a bow, or secured with a pin, at the waist on the left. This
style is worn by ladies who have married out of their clan but who still
wish to use their original clan tartan.
Doreen Robinson got in touch to say
that "members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society have
been granted permission by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, to wear their sashes
on the left shoulder. This is an honour bestowed upon the Society because she
is Patron". (Electric Scotland)