Diana talks about tartans
Diana Gabaldon has a new blog entry up on Panalba. The topic of this one is Scottish tartans (not the kilts themselves, but the patterns used in weaving the cloth), their history, and how the notion of "official" clan tartans came about.
Interesting stuff. I would encourage you to check it out. And if you've been hesitating to look at the Panalba site, this might be a good opportunity to sign up. There's a lot more on that site than just Diana's occasional articles. (I am in no way affiliated with the site, by the way; I just think it's interesting.)