The Scottish Register of Tartans

17 June 2024
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Tartan Register Fees

The following charges apply to the services available from the Register. These fees are set out in the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008 and in the related Fees Order.

Please note that
  • Fees are not refundable.
  • The application fee of £70 is exempt from VAT. Fees for other services include VAT as appropriate.

Postage and Packaging
Methods of Payment
VAT receipts
Returns Policy

The following fees and charges are set out in the Statutory Instrument associated with the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008.

Service Fee
Application to register a tartan (including the provision of an A4 registration certificate). Please note that the registration fee is exempt from VAT. £70
Request to reconsider refused application. £40
Duplicate certificate of registration (only available for tartans registered since 5 February 2009). £15
Request to amend the Register (does not include the provision of an amended certificate of registration). £25
Amended certificate of registration. £15
Inspection of Tartan Register documents or other physical objects. £6
Copies of any Tartan Register document - per 5 sheets. £2.50
Provision of information about the Register. £40
Research in relation to the Register. £40

Additional service
The Register also offers the following additional service:
Service Fee
Certificate of inclusion in the Register
Only available for tartans recorded by the Scottish Tartans Society, the Scottish Tartans World Register (STWR) or the Scottish Tartans Authority (STA) prior to 5 February 2009. Certificates of inclusion can only be provided to the owner of the tartan and evidence of ownership will be required eg. a copy of the original STS, STWR or STA certificate.

Postage and packaging

Prices above are inclusive of postage and packaging.

Certificates of registration are dispatched within five working days of tartan registration. Certificates are dispatched by first class packet post within the UK or ‘International Tracked’, 'International Signed', or 'International Tracked & Signed' to destinations outwith the UK.

Certificates are dispatched to the relevant user account address unless we have been specifically requested to send them elsewhere.

Please note that parcels cannot be dispatched by ‘International Signed’ or 'International Tracked & Signed' if the delivery address is a PO Box.

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Methods of payment

Our online payment system is currently unavailable, please pay by one of the following alternative methods.

International bank transfer:

Name of Bank: National Westminster, London
Account: 10019502
IBAN: GB15NWBK60708010019502
Reference number for Tartan Register payments: NRS/TR/Name of Tartan

National bank transfer:

Name of Bank: National Westminster London Corporate Service Centre
Account number: 10019502
Sort code: 60-70-80
Reference number for Tartan Register payments: NRS/TR/Name of Tartan

Please notify us when you have sent the payment and confirm the payment reference number at [email protected]

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VAT Receipts

A VAT receipt can be prepared on request. Please contact [email protected].

Returns policy

The fees applicable to the Scottish Register of Tartans are specified in the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008 and in the related Fees Order. Fees are not refundable, except where specified in the Act.

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