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Sam Heughan, Grand Marshal of the 2016 New York Tartan Day Parade has been named Barbour’s first Global Brand Ambassador

sam-heughan-scottish-day-kilt-ss06Sam Heughan, Grand Marshal of the 2016 New York Tartan Day Parade has been named Barbour’s first Global Brand Ambassador of the British clothing company. Heughan, who stars as Jamie Fraser in the mega hit drama “Outlander” , will develop his own capsule collection for Barbour, made with the brand’s signature tartans, which are based on the Ayrshire District Tartan from where the Barbour family originated in the 13th century.

“I am delighted to be working with Barbour and feel very privileged that they have chosen me to be their first Global Brand Ambassador,” he said in a statement.

sam heughan barbour“Being Scottish, I grew up with the brand and have always been a big fan — being born in the same rural area as John Barbour, in the south of Scotland.”                                                                                                                         He also respects the longevity of the brand saying that he’s intrigued by how Barbour “has adapted yet retained its strong identity.”

“I have a great passion for the company and their employees that feels more like I’ve been welcomed into their extended family. I very much look forward to designing my own capsule collection based on this ethos and to representing the brand in the UK, the US and internationally.”

To learn more of the 2016 Parade and keep up to date on plans for 2017 visit NYC Tartan Week the central website for the Parade which is organized by Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New YorkNew York Caledonian Club, The American-Scottish Foundation® and Clan Campbell

We are looking forward to the first introductions to the Barbour Collection. Read more via the Barbour Blog:http://www.barbour.com/blog/sam-heughan-barbour-brand-ambassador

Sights from the 17th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade!

The 17th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade today was a smashing success. From the sounds of pipes and drums at the pre-parade concert at Bryant Park to the Westies and Scotties of the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack to the over 300 Outlander fans who came out to support Grand Marshal Graham McTavish, the day was a true celebration of Scottish culture and spirit!


Lanark and District Pipe Band at the Pre-Parade Concert at Bryant Park 


The Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch at the Pre-Parade Concert at Bryant Park 


Members of the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack meeting each other for the first time!


Grand Marshal Graham McTavish and Honorary Grand Marshal Rt. Hon Tricia Marwick, MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Government


The American-Scottish Foundation marchers!


Over 300 Outlander fans joined in the festivities!


Belhaven, the official beer sponsor for the parade!


A strikingly well-dressed parade goer takes in the sound of pipes and drums.


The Barbour Tartan Dog Pack


One of the members of the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack – a true model!


Many thanks to the Algonquin Hotel, our home base for the day of festivities!

Photos by Sara Heegaard

Meet the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack!

We’re thrilled to announce fifteen of the Scottie and Westie pups sponsored by Barbour in the 17th Annual Tartan Day Parade! Meet members of the pack below who will be marching up New York’s Sixth Avenue in their very own tartan Barbour dog coats.


Barbour Hosting Westies & Scotties in the New York Tartan Day Parade

This year, Barbour, the iconic British clothing brand, will sponsor one of the most well-loved units of the New York Tartan Day Parade: the Scottie and Westie Tartan Dog Pack.

32bfe2ec-0358-46bf-8234-18633183baecThe Barbour Westie in his Barbour dog coat

Thousands of marchers are expected to take part in the parade, and over one hundred of them will be well dressed Scottie and West Highland White Terriers, who will sport trademark Barbour tartan coats as they march up Sixth Avenue with their owners.

Tom Hooven, General Manager of Barbour Inc. said:

“The Tartan Day Parade gives us a great opportunity to creatively showcase our association with tartan and we look forward to taking part in the Parade with the Scotties and Westies.

“Barbour’s heritage is in the British countryside and throughout our history, we have had a long association with dogs both in providing clothing for their owners and providing dog coats and accessories for all shapes and sizes for our faithful friends.”

If you are in New York and would like your dog to star as part of the Tartan Pack in the Parade, send a photo of your dog to info@nyctartanweek.org by March 25th – and your Scottie or Westie may be chosen to receive a Barbour dog coat to wear in the parade.

Read more (and view a photo gallery of dogs at the Tartan Day Parade!) at Scotlandnow.com.