District tartans have existed alongside clan and family tartan for centuries. Since the second world war there has been great interest in district tartans, paralleled by an increase in their number, both within Scotland and abroad.
District tartans in the British Isles are no longer confined to Scotland alone. They are found also in other areas which have not just a strong Celtic tradition but as a means of symbolising their own country and district’s identity.
The development of district tartans will undoubtedly continue wherever people wish to establish a means of a common identity.