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Tartan

  • How your Kilt is Made

    Have you ever wondered just how your kilt comes together?  In this journal post we've put together the final stages, showing just how your kilt comes together. The first stage to creating your kilt, involves measuring up the customer.  The first set of measurements are taken from the hipbone.

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  • For the Love of Tartan - Weaving For Doddie

    At Lochcarron of Scotland we are incredibly proud to support and to weave Doddie'5 Tartan.   Our long standing customers and friends at Scotland Shop have, through their incredible relationship with Doddie, this year launched ‘Doddie'5 Tartan’ designed in house by them, to support, ‘My Name'

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  • Tartan On The Catwalk

    Tartan is making a statement this season so this Tartan Day we are taking a look at some of the catwalk images from seasons passed, celebrating the versatility and diversity of this wonderful fabric.  Tartan is enjoyed all over the world and the catwalk is where it all begins, year after year.  Re

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  • Producing The Lochcarron X Friends Of Cancer Research UK Scarf

    In 2017 Lochcarron of Scotland were approached by the Selkirk Committee for Cancer Research UK to discuss a special collaboration that would help to fund further research into Cancer. We at Locharron, are very proud to be part of the collaboration producing this beautiful scarf that has twice sold

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  • Why does Queen Elizabeth II Wear Royal Stewart tartan?

    There are a number of tartans that have a longstanding relationship with the British Royal family. One that is perhaps most commonly seen worn by the Royal household is the aptly named Royal Stewart tartan. As is the case with most tartans, there are several variations on the ‘Stewart’ tartan, a

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  • The History of The Kilt

    Think ‘Scotland’ and you probably imagine three things: haggis, bagpipes and kilts. Although these are stereotypes, they undoubtedly form part of the nation’s identity and history. The most prominent of them all? It has to be the kilt—a standard item of men’s Highland Dress. A ‘true Sco

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  • What Tartan Can I Wear?

    We Scots are renowned the world over for our feisty spirit and propensity to party. Arguably, when it comes to festivities, nobody does it better than us.   The same can be said of our penchant for occasion dressing. After all, nothing says celebration like a full kilt outfit! Whether you are

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  • DIY Crafts Using Lochcarron Tartan

    Over the festive season we sent our Lochcarron tartan fabric to a variety of talented bloggers in the UK. They carefully crafted teddy bears, Christmas decorations, tablet sleeves, handbags and cushions! We can’t help but feel inspired by these creative gems and we hope you will be too. Scroll d

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  • Uncovering The Scottish Clan System

    The word clan derives from the Gaelic word ‘clann’, meaning children, and is defined as a close knit group of interrelated families. Established around 1100, the original clans of Scotland were like extended family groups, and the majority of members were blood relatives and descendants of a com

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  • Scottish vs Irish Kilts: What’s the difference?

    Although kilts are traditionally associated with Scotland, they are also long-established in Irish culture. Kilts are worn in both Scotland and Ireland as a symbol of pride and a celebration of their Celtic heritage, yet each country’s kilt has many differences which we’ll explore in this post

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