The Scottish Tartans Authority

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The Scottish Tartans Authority was formed in 1996 as a Scottish registered company with charitable status. We're dedicated to preserving, promoting and advancing Scottish Tartans - their origins, history, manufacture, use and development. Our main aim is to establish National Tartan Centre which will be a self-sustaining gateway that showcases and promotes tartan and its important Highland heritage as well as its iconic status as the defining symbol of a nation.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours


Admission charges

Free of charge

Additional info

Membership organisation - our Tartans Experts provide advice on a wide range of topics from what is my tartan through to the history of clans. Members have access to all this and much more...

The Scottish Tartans Authority
Muthill Road


The place for all thing's tartan - from Highland Wear to Scottish Clans - we are the definitive resource for Scotland's iconic cloth. Contact us at


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