East Bay Scottish Association (EBSA), organized in 1993 to promote Scottish heritage to residents in Southern Alameda County.
Scottish Tartan is a pattern of straight lines of different colors and width, crossing at right angles.
Cloth symbol was so powerful that after the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745, Acts of English Parliament were passed to disarm the Highlanders and destroy the clan spirit, prohibiting the wearing of traditional tartan Highland dress. Since it became illegal to wear the tartan in Scotland, Scots would hide a small piece of family tartan cloth on their person. The ban on wearing Highland dress came to an end in 1782.
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