The Scottish Register of Tartans has been criticised for including designs in their repository by Disney, a German Pipe Smokers group and Peter Rabbit. The Government register, which provides a definitive resource for protecting and promoting tartans, has come under fire by Scottish Members of Parliament, claiming the approval process needs to be changed to […]
Dr Giles Jackson an American based academic and long time supporter of the anti capitalist movements worldwide has come up with a novel way of uniting those who support this cause under a tartan banner. He has registered a tartan called ‘Liberty Square’ which he hopes those who support the cause will wear. The tartan […]
The iconic Golden Driller statue in the Oklahoma city of Tulsa has been made a temporary Scotsman after he was dressed in what has been claimed as the world’s largest kilt. The statue has been dressed in the 170 yard Black Watch kilt to help kick off the Oklahoma Scottish Festival, which starts on the […]
Living in Edinburgh its hard to escape the traditional image of the the Scotsman in full regalia. Every highlandwear shop on the high street has its shop window display and a piper is positioned every few hundred yards as if by some government directive to ensure you are never not hearing ‘Flower of Scotland’. lovely […]
E-Land, one of the largest retail and fashion firms in South Korean, has bought over knitwear firm Lochcarron of Scotland, it has been confirmed. The owners of the Selkirk based company, John Buchan Ltd said that the deal would guarantee the company’s presence as a manufacturing business in the Borders, adding that it would also […]
There is no documentation for the kilts we know today before 1575. There are many kilt like clothing that is worn with armour, like that a Roman soldier would wear. Or The Leine Croich or belted saffron shirt, but these are not strictly kilts. All over Scotland and Ireland in ancient times people relied on […]
Now here’s a kilt that stands out – even at night! A Sweedish company Luckily Blaklader has offered up another choice option for those working construction jobs at night. So maybe don’t look up if there are contruction workers overhead – you might get quite a suprise!