Describe & share

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Tartans: family or group names
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

The first way in which we organise and sub-divide our huge choice of tartans is by Family Name. But note that the word ‘family’ here could refer to almost any form of grouping....

Tartans: palette, colourways, or shades
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

A tartan is defined by its unique “sett” - a pattern of criss-cross lines of various widths in particular colours. These colours are traditionally recorded quite loosely, such as “dark green”. This leaves plenty of room for interpretation! Over the years, tartan weavers h......

Tartans: locality
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Most tartans are associated with a different nationality. So we classify them by locality, to help you find ones appropriate to your own roots. To be shown only your local tartans, select this option in theAdvanced Search of our Tartan Finder. (This can be combined with other filte......

Tartan Designer: describe your design
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Once you have saved a tartan design in our system, you can name and describe it in detail. This will help friends and others to appreciate and understand the ideas and inspirations that lie behind the tartan you have created....

Tartan Designer: official recording
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Official recording of new tartan designs is now undertaken by the Scottish Register of Tartans, at Register House in Edinburgh. We would advise that you consider recording your tartan if you intend to have it woven for anything other than personal use (e.g. for a club or company) as this pro......

What is the Scottish Register of Tartans?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

Established by the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008, the Scottish Register of Tartans (not to be confused with the old Scottish Tartans Authority) is the official registrar and archive of tartan patterns. Anyone can register a new tartan design, provided that it is unique and legitimate. You......

Tartan Designer: sharing
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

You can share any of your tartan designs in Scotweb’s tartan Gallery, so that other people can enjoy and perhaps respond to your creative ideas. Just click the ‘Share in Gallery’ checkbox in your design’s Details section, which will become available as soon as yo......

Tartan Designer: naming
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

We recommend that all tartan designs saved into our systems should be given a unique name. This may not duplicate any name previously recorded by any other user, nor the name of any tartan recorded by the Scottish Tartans Authority, the Scottish Register of Tartans, or any other body whose author......

Tartan Designer: production rights
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

You may use our online Tartan Designer for any reasonable purpose, free-of-charge and without restriction. We impose no conditions on how you use any original tartan designs you create. This applies to all designs in our system, including retrospectively....

Tartan Designer: design copyright
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Any tartan design you publish in the Gallery or otherwise make visible to third parties is published freely. Unless and until you commission its production as woven fabric or in similar physical form, you waive all legal rights over any design you create in our systems. Only when you co......

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