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Private Member Benefits

From only £20  you can help to preserve Scotland's most striking icon. 

As a registered charity, we rely on both private and  business members to fulfill our aims. Joining us offers you many great benefits listed below but perhaps most importantly your membership directly contributes to ensuring that one of Scotland's most treasured icons is maintained for future generations of Scots, both home and abroad.

National Tartan Centre - Keep up to date on the development of a National Tartan Centre - Get the chance to be involved with and  find out about the exciting developments as we work together with our partners to provide a showcase for one of the world's most iconic designs

Tartan Herald - Quarterly Tartan Herald newsletter providing updates on what is happening in the world of tartan, from new tartans to industry news as well as access to all back issues

Tartan Information and Research Service - Got an unanswered question about tartan?  Why not let us help you and if you join as a member you will get exclusive access to our in-house tartan experts. No one in the world knows more than them and we deal with
enquiries from throughout the world and we have one of the most comprehensive resources of everything tartan

The Collection & Library - Get access to our comprehensive library of everything tartan, from manuscripts and periodicals to books and tartan samples - we have it all!

AGM and Members - Attendance and voting rights at AGM

Tartan Database - Electronic access to our comprehensive tartan database which allows you to discover your tartan and so much more…

Membership Access & Certificate - Access to our members only area where you can also download your membership certificate 

Private Member - £20 annual subscription fee

Lifetime Member - £500

So come and Join us so that you can directly contribute to ensuring the preservation, protection and promotion of this national icon for future generations 

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As a registered charity, we rely on both private and  business members to fulfill our aims. Joining us offers you many great benefits but perhaps most importantly your membership directly contributes to ensuring that one of Scotland's most treasured icons is maintained for future generations of Scots, both home and abroad 

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The vast majority of Business Members of the Scottish Tartans Authority undoubtedly operate in an entirely ethical manner. However, there may be some existing members and potential members who might welcome clarification of the Authority's aims and objectives in this area.

Scotland has long been famed for its high quality tartan and Highland dress products and the Authority's objective is to maintain and promote that traditional image. Whilst that involves the positive promotion of the genuine Scottish product, the Authority appreciates that world markets are changing and imported tartans and products often fill a price-related customer need that cannot always be met by the output from Scottish weavers and manufacturers.

The Authority's objective therefore is to ensure that all such products are clearly marked so that potential purchasers - personal shoppers or online buyers - are fully aware of the provenance of the product they are considering.

This means that the Authority will not accept for membership any business operators who:

a. Incorrectly infer by their labelling, marketing editorial or personal comments that imported products being offered are of Scottish origin.

b. Infer by their naming that tartans have been accepted by authorised representatives of organisations or geographical areas when no corroboratory documentation can be provided.

c. Produce and use tickets or labelling of any kind that closely resemble those of established manufacturers and are - in the opinion of the Authority - intended to mislead potential purchasers.

d. Weave or have woven near-clones of tartans owned by other companies with the intent of misleading potential purchasers.

e. Operate in a fashion to the detriment of customer satisfaction.

f. Operate in any way which brings the established tartan industry or the Scottish Tartans Authority into disrepute.

The Scottish Tartans Authority reserves the right to withdraw membership from any company which it considers to have persistently or repeatedly operated in a manner covered by sub-paras a ~ f above. No refunds of unused membership payments will be considered for withdrawn memberships.

The Scottish Tartans Authority is the sole arbiter in these matters.

 





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