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Show off your Clan Pride at the 2017 Tattoo!

This year is Scotland’s ‘Year of Heritage, History and Archaeology, and the 2017 Tattoo is embracing this theme by featuring the Clans and Families of Scotland!

unnamedThe Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which takes place August 4 – 27, has just announced the clans which will be appearing as part of this year’s show, which is themed “Splash of Tartan.” The Tattoo and the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs have joined together to involve Scottish Clans and Families. Clan Chiefs have been invited to lead their clansmen to Edinburgh Castle, on their own special designated evenings, and to take part in the opening ceremony! Do you want to represent your clan at this year’s Tattoo? For a limited time only, visitors looking to book tickets to sit in their designated clans seated section can contact their Clan Chief directly! You can find out more details about your clan and chief at www.clanchiefs.org.uk or by emailing info@clanchiefs.org.uk. This promotion will end on 31st March, so act fast!unnamed-2

Whether you have Clan roots or not, if you plan to attend the Tattoo, you are encouraged to dress for the part! Put on your best tartan and tweed! Come August, Edinburgh is sure to be a wonderland of plaid!

Find your Clan’s date and time below, and purchase tickets for the Tattoo here.

Day

Date

Time

Clan/Family

Thursday

3 August

9.30

Macnab and Hay

Friday

4 August

9.00

Arthur and Murray

Saturday

5 August

7.30

Fraser and Gunn

Saturday

5 August

10.30

Hunter, Macdonald and MacKay

Monday

7 August

9.00

Macauley and MacMillan

Tuesday

8 August

9.00

Ewing and Macpherson

Wednesday

9 August

9.00

Broun, Maclean and Wood

Thursday

10 August

9.00

Henderson and Napier

Friday

11 August

9.00

Leslie, Moffat and Urquhart

Saturday

12 August

7.30

Donnachaidh and Oliphant

Saturday

12 August

10.30

Macneil, Macrae and Marjoribanks

Monday

14 August

9.00

Forbes and Wallace

Tuesday

15 August

9.00

Macleod and Mackenzie

Wednesday

16 August

9.00

Campbell and Sinclair

Thursday

17 August

9.00

Borthwick and Skene

Friday

18 August

9.00

Graham and Stewart

Saturday

19 August

7.30

Colquhoun and Matheson

Saturday

19 August

10.30

Currie and Maclea

Monday

21 August

9.00

Buchanan, Hannay and MacGregor

Tuesday

22 August

9.00

Kincaid and Maclaine

Wednesday

23 August

9.00

Agnew and Elliot

Thursday

24 August

9.00

Carmichael and MacThomas

Friday

25 August

9.00

Bruce and Durie

Saturday

26 August

7.30

Jardine, Macintyre and Maclennan

Saturday

26 August

10.30

Cameron, Clan Ranald and Maclaren

 

 

Scotland’s Tartan House

Northern lights … Leyden Farm in West Lothian has been bathed in tartan by Projector Club.

Prior to the vote on the referendum on September 18, a group of artists and photographers used digital technology to cover a number of buildings near Edinburgh in tartan-patterned light.

The artists, Ross Blair, Brian Mcfeely and Craig Robertson worked with filmmaker Mike Guest and musician Jenifer Austin to form the art collective Projector Club. They were commissioned by event company mclcreate and spent months bringing the project together.

The project, dubbed “a celebration of Scotland’s past and its future,” was not intended to promote a “yes” or “no” verdict, but simply to celebrate Scotland at the historic moment through its signature pattern.

Blair, the project art director and assistant general manager at mclcreate, commented on the inspiration for the project, saying, “The eyes of the world have really been on Scotland this year, and so we thought, ‘why not give them something special to look at?’”

The tartan farm is not a plea for a yes vote, say its creators, but celebrates Scotland 'at this dramatic moment'.

For more images and information regarding the project, please visit http://www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/pictures-introducing-scotlands-tartan-house-4275166

The American-Scottish Foundation official tartan is unveiled

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The American-Scottish Foundation is proud to share the new official tartan of the Foundation created by Brian Wilton of the Tartan Authority.  It is in three variations with Navy as the Official ASF Tartan, Raspberry as the ASF Dress Tartan and Black to be known as the ASF Manhattan Tartan.

As Brian Wilton of the Tartan Authority explained :

The AmericanScottish tartan is …   “A vibrant design merging the Stars & Stripes of America with the Saltire of Scotland, to celebrate the very close cultural and family ties between the two countries, fostered for over half a century by the American-Scottish Foundation.

In homage to the principal figures whose dedication has nurtured and grown the Foundation to its vibrant 21st century role, elements of their tartans form the secondary focus of the design – black on green from the MacKay, green on red from the Scott and white on red from the Hamilton.”