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Royal Patron for The Scottish Tartans Authority

Royal Patron for The Scottish Tartans Authority

The Scottish Tartans Authority (STA), a registered charity and the only organisation dedicated to the promotion, protection and preservation of Scotland's iconic national cloth, is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay has agreed to become its Patron.

Founded in 1995, the charitable purposes of the Authority are to protect, preserve, conserve, promote and explain the culture, traditions and uses of Scottish Tartans and Highland Dress; and to advance and promote the education of the public about Scottish Tartans and Highland Dress and their respective origins, manufacture, use and development.  This is a wide remit for a small charity and as well as fielding hundreds of enquiries every year, the STA provides expert support to the Scottish Register of Tartans, having gifted its core tartan database to allow the Register to be set up by National Records of Scotland in 2009.

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Recent STA collaborations have included working with the Braemar Royal Highland Society in developing a Highland Games Exhibition and advising The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on their "Splash of Tartan" theme for 2017.  The Authority is also collaborating with a wide range of tartan stakeholders to deliver two ground breaking projects.  The first will see the creation of a National Tartan Centre in Stirling, within sight of the Highland boundary and the district in which Wilsons of Bannockburn were the most prolific of tartan weaving businesses from the 18th to 20th centuries.  The second will help pursue a long-held ambition of Scottish weavers to establish a "tartan marque" for tartan woven in Scotland. 

John McLeish, Chairman of The Scottish Tartans Authority, said:

"The rich history and cultural traditions associated with tartan help to attract millions of visitors to Scotland every year.  Whether on the catwalks of Milan or at a Highland Gathering, our iconic national cloth has a distinct style and evokes strong feelings of belonging, making it the best-known and best-loved fabric in the world."

 "The Duke of Rothesay is a true ambassador for tartan, Highland Dress and the traditions of the Highlands.  We consider it a great honour that His Royal Highness has agreed to become our Patron and we are very grateful for his support and encouragement as we seek to enhance the profile of tartan and secure its legacy for future generations".

 

Written by Grant MacKenzie at 00:00




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