The Royal Warrant of Appointment dates back to the advent of the monarchy. By the 15th century, Royal Tradesmen were appointed formally in writing by the Lord Chamberlain - a practice which continues to this day.
Kinloch Anderson first supplied King Edward VII tartans in 1903. The first Royal Warrant was granted by King George V, and subsequently by King George VI.
The Balmoral Tartan was designed in 1857 by Prince Albert, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria. It is the private property of The Royal Family and can only be worn with permission from Her Majesty The Queen.