About the STA
The Scottish Tartans Authority was formed in 1996 as a Scottish
registered company with charitable status.
We're dedicated to preserving, promoting and advancing Scottish
Tartans - their origins, history, manufacture, use and
Together with the Scottish Register of Tartans we cover
every aspect of tartan history, design and development.
We rely on individual and business members and supporters to meet
Our key objective for the future is the establishment of an
international visitor centre and resource for research, learning
and exhibitions. The STA is leading the campaign for a Scottish
Tartan Centre and is currently involved in a feasibility study with
the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise to reach this
Joining us gives you many benefits and - most
importantly - your membership directly contributes to ensuring the
preservation, protection and promotion of this national icon for