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Why are There Different Shades of Tartan?

Different Shades of Tartan Tartan is a historically and culturally significant pattern that is made of up crossing horizontal and vertical bands or threads of colours. Tartans were historically made with woven wool; however, today they can consist of most other materials. The pattern is most heavily associated with Scotland due to its many uses in times […]

15 Reasons Why Scotland Must Be On Your Bucket List

Scotland has got way more going for it than just kilts and bagpipes. The country is seeping in history and has miles upon miles of gorgeous landscapes. It’s home to a relatively diverse terrain, complete with tall mountains, several islands, sea-side cliffs, and lush forests. The geography makes for an absolutely stunning country and a […]

Everything you need to know about Tartan Day

(Photo credit: baekken on VisualHunt.com / CC BY) What’s a tartan? (Images by Karen Arnold from Pixabay, Annalise Batista from Pixabay, and Ally Laws from Pixabay) Tartan is a pattern made up of different squares of alternating colours. You might know it better by another name: plaid. Traditionally, tartan clothing was made of wool, and each pattern belonged to a different clan, or family. Today, tartan garments can be made of […]