Collections All of these deluxe, time-honoured tartan products have been exclusively created by our in-house designers and crafted in our mill in Scotland to give you a little bit of Scottish heritage, whether it is in your home or your outfit.
Home & Interiors Made to Measure We offer a fantastic range of made to measure items for the home. Pick the item and select the tartan, then our in house tailors will create the item specifically for you.
Border Lambswool Blankets Choose from a variety of colourful & contemporary tartans and estate check designs to dress and add warmth to your home. Why not take a look below at the lambswool clothing collections made from these blankets.
The Cloth Shop We cover everything from kilt to catwalk at the Lochcarron of Scotland Cloth Shop. From classic tartans by the metre, couture designer fabrics or fabrics for crafting or interior and upholstery projects, we have something to suit all your needs.
Don't think tartan can be worn in spring and summer Well, we thought the same about sequins and fringing, but Charlize Theron and Amal Clooney have been proving us wrong with their recent outfit choices.
Crafted from blue, red and purple tartan inspired fabric, this occasionwear dress is finished with puffed sleeves, an empire waistband and a large central bow on the front. With its comfy waist and lightweight material, your little one will be super-comfy whilst dancing away in this special outfit.
Probably the most common question we're asked at CLAN Scotweb HQ is \"what tartan can I wear\". We always find a few plaids to wear with pride. But what tartans are there for non-Scots, or if you've no connections with Scotland Here are seven ideas for universal tartans that can be worn by everyone. And we'll save the best for last!Today some tartans are seen as universal, so anyone can wear these plaids whatever their background. Most famous is Royal Stewart tartan, originally designed for Queen Victoria. Then there's Black Watch tartan, which now commemorates Scotland's most famous regiment. Other examples include Macleod Dress or 'Loud Macleod' to its fans. Lindsay which is so popular it's almost public property. Dress Stewart is much loved for womenswear. And Scotland Forever is Scotland's gift to the world. Lastly (wait for it!) there's... almost any tartan on earth. Want to know why
The Royal Stewart tartan is the best-known plaid on the planet. It was chosen by Sir Walter Scott for King George IV's visit to Edinburgh when the old laws banning tartan began to be lifted. Commoners soon highjacked the Royal Stewart plaid to show their royalist loyalty. So the royal family later adopted the Balmoral tartan (said to have been designed by Prince Albert) which convention dictates is worn only by them and the Queen's piper!
Nowadays Royal Stewart is the most widely produced tartan commercially thanks to its striking red colour scheme. No one thinks of it as even expressing royalism. It's simply the most widely worn tartan in the world.
The Black Watch tartan is also known as the Campbell tartan. Dark, moody, and suited to both menswear and womenswear as well as interiors, the subtle depth of Black Watch is what makes it so popular. Even the British Prime Minister (at time of writing) Theresa May often sports a Black Watch suit, cutting a dash while staying on the safe side of sober. No wonder it's so popular.
Its common name of Black Watch is because the army adopted this plaid for kilts worns the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, or Argyll Regiment or just Argylls for short (now the 3rd Battalion) giving yet another name: Government 1A tartan (though 1B is more commonly woven commercially). This renowned regiment was of course best known as the Black Watch.
The MacLeods are found on the the Isle of Skye and all over the Inner & Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland, and into the western mainland of Scotland. But MacLeod of Lewis tartan has outgrown these origins to be universally recognised as one of the boldest fabric patterns in the world.
The Lindsay tartan is another that's been commercially successful thanks to its sophisticated beauty and flexible styling. Popular for everything from school uniforms to ladies' skirts and jackets, the Lindsay tartan has a place in countless hearts.
Descended from Danes, the first Lindsay recorded in Scotland was in 1120 and the family prospered both in both Scotland and England until they had to give up the English parts during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Now the family is found all over the world. But their tartan is found much more widely still!
The Dress Stewart tartan is another plaid found in many a school uniform. But its popularity is much wider than that, used in everything from high fashion to traditional interiors. Dress tartans are typically showy, designed of course for dress-up occasions. But Dress Stewart somehow does so in a way that's classy.
The Scotland Forever tartan is a more modern invention by one of the Scottish weaving mills. Taking its name from a famous battle cry heard at Waterloo, the Scotland Forever was created especially to meet the need for a plaid design that could be worn by anyone, wherever they lived, and whether or not they had Scottish blood. After all, which of us wouldn't agree: Scotland Forever!
Tartans aren't only for families and clans. The tradition is really about honouring a community you belong to and love. So there are plaids for countries, cities, regions, and villages. There are tartans for companies, clubs, and events. Lots of universities and schools have their own. Heck, you can even design your own tartan .
But here's the big take-away: there's no rule to stop you wearing any old clan or family tartan! That idea's a myth. Scottish tradition is all about welcoming outsiders into our community. To wear someone's plaid is a sign of respect and friendship. So it's fine to choose any traditional tartan just because you like it! This is Scotland's beautiful gift to the world. We love it when you love our tartan - whichever you choose. 59ce067264