We are delighted to present the Red Red Rose tartan, created here at Lochcarron of Scotland. The beautiful Red Red Rose tartan has been designed specially in celebration of both Burns Night and Chinese New Year, to mark the occasion when both fall on the 25th of January 2020. While festivities will take place across the globe for both events, at Lochcarron of Scotland we are commemorating this double celebration with this exclusive new tartan.


Robert Burns Night celebrates Scotland’s National Bard, renowned poet Robert Burns. Every year in honour of Burns, his contribution to Scotland and his legacy, celebrations take place all over Scotland and beyond. There will be traditional Burn’s Suppers’ hosted and poems read in homage to one of Scotland’s most prolific writers. Also falling on 25th January 2020 is Chinese New Year. One of the most important and widely celebrated annual festivals, Chinese New Year marks the beginning of a new year in the traditional Chinese calendar, an event celebrated with an important family reunion and feast. The Red Red Rose tartan brings both together to celebrate the historical moment when these two events coincide, the next occasion this will happen being the year 2096.

The Red Red Rose tartan lambswool blanket beside a violin and a stack of Scottish books

A Red Red Rose… The Design

The Red Red Rose tartan is named after one of Burn’s most famous works – the 1794 love song. The song professes a love that is everlasting, and was selected as inspiration for our new tartan due to the timeless sentiments about family, culture and heritage that are also reflected in the events and traditions we are celebrating.

The tartan itself is based on the Burn’s check, which was created in 1959 in celebration of the 200-year anniversary of Robert Burn’s birth. According to our friends at The Scottish Register of Tartans, the Burns check is aptly based on the black and white Shepherd’s Check - Burns himself was from humble origins and worked on his family’s farm in his early life. The Burns Check features a Hodden grey overcheck with two green lines through the overcheck, symbolising the green fields where Burns worked and drew inspiration for much of his writing. The Red Red Rose is based on the Burns Check, designed in a new red colourway, with gold cutting through the overcheck. Of course, one inspiration for the red is the love song it is named after. The colour red is also a symbolic and significant colour in both Chinese culture and in Chinese New Year celebrations, representing luck, prosperity and happiness. The Red Red Rose has been designed specially to commemorate this dual celebration.

The Red Red Rose Lambswool tartan blanket on a sofa by a fireplace

Made Proudly In Scotland

The Red Red Rose tartan is expertly woven here at our mill in Selkirk, shown in our behind the scenes video. A glimpse at darning stage of our production process portrays the expert craftsmanship that goes into making each of our tartans, with the skills and love of quality that make us the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan.

Red Red Rose Tartan being darned by hand.

A Red Red rose… For Someone Special.

The Red Red Rose tartan is available in an exciting range of products. Gift someone you love with a luxurious cashmere scarf in the Red Red Rose tartan, a timelessly elegant accessory with a lustrous finish. The exclusive new tartan also looks beautiful in our 100% lambswool blankets, a handsome touch of Scotland for your home in this celebratory tartan. The Red Red Rose tartan is available as a poncho, serape and a stole, all in 100% lambswool, and in extra fine merino lightweight scarf, perfect for gifting throughout the coming season of celebration.

Red Red Rose Tartan Luxury Fine Wool Stole

Red Red Rose Tartan Lambswool Stole

All of our Red Red Rose tartan accessories and products have been made proudly in Scotland, gift your loved ones something truly special with this exclusive tartan, designed and woven by the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan.