Tartan ( Scottish Gaelic : breacan [ˈbɾʲɛxkən] ) is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland . Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed.
Scotland on Line have teamed up with the Scottish Tartans World Register to bring you the complete Register of all Publicly Known Tartans online, which includes details and images of over 2800 tartans.
Roshan Virk, Tartan’s manager of digital marketing, recently attended the Traffic and Conversion Summit, one of the largest digital marketing conferences in the world. Here are some of his main […]