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Tartan Designer: naming and describing your design


Naming and describing a tartan designOnce 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.

Firstly you should give your tartan a 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 authority we recognise. Names should be unique and personal, and should not assert any claim to wider authority without justification. Thus we advise against the naming of any new design as if it represents any commercial company, organisation, geographic entity, clan, or generic family name, unless it has the permission of authorised representatives of that entity. In the event of any complaint, we reserve the right to remove illegitimate entries without explanation, our judgement being final.

We recommend that at a minimum you write a short description (just a few lines) which will be displayed in various places as a brief introduction to the tartan’s origins and meaning. You can say more about your inspirations, and the reason you chose each colour, for example. We particularly recommend completing this fully if you intend to commission an Expert Design, to help our team understand what you are hoping to achieve with your new tartan design.

You should also set up a ‘Screen Name‘ by which you would wish to be known if you share designs in the Gallery, which can also be done in your Member’s Area.



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