THE Scottish FA have launched a tartan they can call their own.
The Scottish National Football Team Tartan was developed by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers in Edinburgh’s Canongate, who worked with representatives of the Scottish FA to celebrate all their affiliated teams, from the Under 16 squads to the men’s and women’s International A squads.
“The tartan design was chosen by the Scotland Supporters Club members,” says Gordon. “The colours were inspired by the famous Scotland crest worn by the national teams, which encompass the passion and pride of our national game. To be selected as designers for this important tartan was, simply, a great honour.”
Five designs were put to the vote, with thousands of supporters registering their choice online. The winning design was then woven up at Lochcarron in Selkirk, one of the country’s oldest and most respected tartan manufacturers, before being made available to the Tartan Army, their friends and family or those who simply admire the tartan.
Steven Romeo Head of Retail for the Scottish FA Commented: “Tartan holds a dear place in every Scottish person’s heart, so when we decided to choose Gordon Nicholson as our licensee, we knew we had chosen a partner with a strong heritage and quality in kilt making. I am looking forward to the tartan becoming a common sight at matches and events”
With two stores in the heart of Scotland’s capital, Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers has had its fair share of celebrity customers. Anton Du Beke called on the expert kiltmakers when he needed a kilt of his dance with Judy Murray, and Gerard Butler popped in to buy a sgian dubh for his father’s birthday.
While filming T2 Trainspotting in Edinburgh , Ewan MacGregor visited Nicolson’s a few times and is a keen kilt-wearer.
For more info on tartan products: nicolsonkiltmakers.com
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