Bring on the Tartan!
Tartan is a living, evolving art form that plays a vital role in
the family histories of millions of Scots and their descendants
around the world. In addition, its international symbolism and
perennial popularity place it centre stage of the fashion world and
also sees it cast as a highly valued marketing tool in commercial
and product branding.
As the world's most authoritative source on tartan and Highland
dress, we're the one-stop shop for trade and public enquiries, for
new tartan designs, for research students . . . for film makers . .
. overseas buyers . . . staff training . . . education . . . dress
etiquette . . . public speaking . . . TV and radio interviews, and
a host of related professional and cultural services.
We're a charity and we're independent so we have no hidden agendas
. . . . except to promote the very best fabrics, products and
services in our field that Scotland has to offer - and where they
don't originate in Scotland, seek to identify and label their true
origin so that no-one's ever under any false impressions. In
other words, we don't want imported products posing as being
We maintain the world's largest and most comprehensive tartan
database, the most extensive woven tartan archives and an
unsurpassed archive of books and documents on tartan and its many
Immerse yourself in our website and enjoy your visit. If you like
what you see, then have a look at the Membership Benefits and consider
joining - as a charity we would much appreciate your support and
you'll enjoy full access to our website and its innovative features
AND have the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping us to
preserve the past and promote the future to a global audience of
young and old.