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Why do colour shades of tartans vary?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

The colour of tartan fabric can often vary (sometimes greatly) from what you expect compared to a previous sample of the ’same’ tartan, or what you’ve seen on a computer display. There are many reasons why this will always be so, some of which we explain below. But first, we nee......

Finding products in your tartan
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

While browsing products on our site, we can highlight items made in a Selected tartan at any level. You can choose to see: Products with tartans in your Family or Name Products available in one Pattern or Sett of your Family Tartan Products in fabrics of a particular Colourway Products matching t......

Learn More About Kilts & Tartans
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

Scotweb’s MD, Dr Nicholas J Fiddes, has written a free illustrated e-book "Kilts and Tartan Made Easy" as a gift to help kilt lovers everywhere. In simple non-technical language it covers every aspect of buying a kilt, choosing your tartan, and accessorising an outfit for every occasion. As......

Tartans: choose by colour, or match colour
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

Many people like to wear a tartan with historical or family meaning to them. But it is also fine to choose a tartan just because you like its look....

About DC Dalgliesh
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

There are few industries left where speed and scale are not celebrated. Bigger, faster, stronger is now the way of the world. But not the whole world. There are a band of champions, few in number, who fiercely protect the values upon which all industry was once built - authenticity, quality and i......

Tartans: choosing from variety of fabrics
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

The “same” tartan (e.g. Stewart Hunting Ancient) can be woven in any number of fabrics, by different weavers. Which you choose depends on how you intend to use it. The main distinctions are:...

How do I find the fabric I want?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

We've tens of thousands of fabrics. But it's simple to find just the one for you!...

Tartans: find your family or clan
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

The first thing to know is that whilst many people prefer to wear a plaid linked to their own family heritage, there is no law that you must wear a kilt only in your own tartan. Most people prefer a family tartan for reasons of tradition. But if you can’t find one you like, there ......

Tartans: choosing the right one for you
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Selecting a tartan can be bewildering at first sight. But choosing is easy and fun once you know how. We suggest you first decide on the following issues....

Tartan: what is a "Restricted" tartan?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

A “Restricted” tartan can mean many things. Some can be supplied under special conditions. Another might be supplied direct from its owner. Others (e.g. most corporate tartans) are not for public use. Please enquire for more information on a specific tartan....

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