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National Tartan Centre Project

THE NATIONAL TARTAN CENTRE 

One of our main aims at the STA is to establish a National Tartan Centre. The Centre will be the home of tartan and provide a showcase to present Scotland's iconic cloth to the world...

 THE VISION 

Our vision for a National Tartan Centre (NTC) is that it would be;

A self-sustaining gateway that showcases and promotes tartan and its important Highland heritage as well as its iconic status as the defining symbol of a nation.

From traditional Highland Dress to modern fashion, manufacture and design, the past, present and future should combine to create a journey for the visitor, identifying the origins of a fabric now synonymous with all things Scottish and exploring the versatility of Tartan today in its woven and non-woven forms, providing a source of identity and belonging to so many people across the globe.

 National Tartan Centre

WHAT WILL BE IN THE CENTRE?

The NTC will be:

  • An educational resource for formal and informal audiences, and learners of all ages
  • A showcase for Scottish history and contemporary culture
  • A showcase for the tartan industry
  • A gateway to other sites of relevance and interest
  • A forum for debate and discourse on issues of identity and culture

WHAT NEXT?

Following a very positive Feasibility Study on the Centre in late 2015 we are now working with a range of partners to find the perfect location for the National Tartan Centre - home of Scotland's iconic cloth. We will keep you up to date with progress but if you are interested in supporting us with this project please get in touch. 

Written by Grant MacKenzie at 00:00




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