The Scottish Tartans Authority is a
registered charity and the only organisation dedicated to the
preservation, promotion and protection of Tartan. On our website
you can discover the world of Tartan.
DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT TARTAN?
Research Enquiry - As the experts in all
things tartan we welcome enquiries on our favourite topic - there
is a lot of information on our website for example you can search
for your tartan here but if
you are unable to find the information you are looking for then
please do let us know. As a charitable organisation we
unfortunately do not have the resources to participate in unfunded
research and so ask for a £10 donation when you submit your
We will then do our best to answer your enquiry. Any more
detailed enquiries may require considerable research time and may
result in an additional cost and any such cost which would be
advised before the work is undertaken.
If you would like to proceed with your enquiry, please
click HERE to
discover more about the world of tartan...
ROYAL PATRON FOR THE SCOTTISH TARTANS
HRH Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay becomes Patron.
Find out more here
THE NATIONAL TARTAN CENTRE
We are the organisation that is working to deliver - a home for
tartan, in the form of a National Tartan Centre. This exciting
project is progressing through the development stage following a
Feasibility Study and Options Appraisal, which both concluded that
a Centre has the potential to be a sustainable attraction that will
be showcase for tartan throughout the world.
STIRLING AND THE NATIONAL TARTAN CENTRE -
Following discussions with a number of location partners throughout
Scotland we have decided that Stirling is the ideal location for
the home of tartan. With its stunning location nestled
below historic Stirling Castle, the city has a proud
heritage that includes key historic sites, amongst
them; Stirling Bridge, site of the famous
battle and the Wallace Monument.
However, Stirling is not just about the past as the city
has ambitious regeneration plans and the National Tartan Centre is
seen as one of the key project's within the masterplan
for the city. The city also has historic links with
tartan and was the home of the famous weaving
firm Wilsons of Bannockburn, who played such an important role
in informing our current perception of tartan and its associations
If you want to find out more about the National Tartan Centre
project please contact Grant MacKenzie, Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN US - We are a membership
organisation and supporting us offers many great benefits.
Ultimately your membership will directly contribute to ensuring
that one of Scotland's most treasured icons is maintained for
future generations of Scots, both home and abroad. Private
members can join from just £20 - click
COLLECTION - We maintain a comprehensive collection
on tartans including the world's most extensive woven tartan
archive and an unsurpassed library of books and documents. We
work closely with the Scottish Register of Tartans providing
information for the national database. We also champion research and education in
the design, history and wider cultural significance of tartan.
HIGHLAND WEAR - Are you wondering what to wear and how to
wear it? Well look no further with our useful guide to wearing your
Highland outfit...What to wear Guide