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13 April 2024
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Scottish designers & weavers

The links below provide information on accessing tartan designers and weavers in Scotland. Please note that the National Records of Scotland (NRS) does not have any control over the availability, design or content of external websites.

Textiles Scotland describes itself as bringing 'the textiles industry in Scotland together to promote the best design, innovation and quality'.

Links to Scottish tartan designers and weavers

There are many Scottish companies which undertake commissions to design and weave tartans. Some of their websites are listed below.

Please note that the Scottish Register of Tartans and the NRS accept no responsibility for the quality of design, weave or products created by the individuals or companies listed below. If you enter into a private contract with any of these companies you will be responsible for paying the agreed fees.

In cases where the NRS has agreed to include a link to the website of a company, it is the responsibility of the company to notify the NRS of any change in the relevant website address. Website links will be checked periodically and redundant links deleted.

To add your company's services to this list, please email [email protected] , including a link to your tartan design or weaving services.

Scottish designers and weavers

Acme Atelier
Andrea Chappell is a bespoke kiltmaker and designer crafting kilts and textiles in tartan and tweed, who works with both commercial mills and solo artisan weavers across Scotland. A traditional trained craftsperson upholding the heritage skills of hand stitching, to create both contemporary and traditional kilts from her studio on the Moray coast.

Andrew Elliot Ltd
Andrew Elliot Ltd is a Borders-owned weaving mill that has been producing tweeds and tartans in Selkirk since 1972. Single kilt lengths (10yd s/w) of special weaves can be produced to customers requirements in our artisan mill, one of the last fully traditional mills left in Scotland.

Araminta Campbell, Heritage
Experts in luxury Scottish textiles, Araminta Campbell specialise in the design and production of bespoke tartans and tweeds for a range of clients; from 5 star hotels to private individuals. Every project is customised to the client from design to cloth, with options for varying quantities, luxury fibres and woven products.

Auld Alliance Kiltmakers
Mathilde and Jonathan are two Artisan Kiltmakers and Tartan Designers working from their home based studio in Edinburgh. Traditionally trained, they specialise in creating bespoke, fully hand-stitched kilts, with a modern approach. They also offer a bespoke tartan design service, using their knowledge and experience to create unique tartans that will make striking kilts and garments.

Bonnie Tartan
Based in the heart of Scotland, Bonnie Tartan are Scottish Tartan Tailors creating Specialised bespoke garments and products with tartan. They design and weave their own unique collection of tartans, creating luxury tartan kilts, tailored garments used in traditional Highland & Country Dance, along with bespoke knitted wool hosiery for the Distinguished Highland Wearer, Highland Dancer and Regimental Pipe Band.

CLAN offers both an expert design service and advanced online tartan design tools, with fully integrated production. New or library tartans can be ordered in various fabrics from our own Scottish mill, or as a large range of bespoke menswear, women's wear, and homewares, all through a mobile-friendly interface.

D.C. Dalgliesh Ltd Tartan Weavers
Artisan tartan mill weaving any tartan in wools, silks, & other fibres, in any volume from single garments up; our unique virtual Tartan Library shows all colourway variants.

House of Tartan Limited
Established 1994 and home of the World's First Tartan Database. Leading-edge Tartan Designers and innovative industry specialists. Suppliers of custom-woven tartans and products to private and corporate customers worldwide.

Houston Kiltmakers
Houston Kiltmakers, highlandwear and kilt specialists, was established in Paisley in 1909. Search the website for a full range of tartans, use their special weave and design service or download their free tartan design app.

Ingles Buchan
Weavers of tartan material and accessories. Woven in Scotland.

International Tartans
Designer of extensive range of national, district, corporate and fashion tartans and wholesaler/retailer of tartan cloth and products.
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Kinloch Anderson
When Kinloch Anderson design a tartan great importance is placed on the historical background and the customer’s association with Scotland. This gives the tartan design a meaning, a sense of belonging and a special relevance. Thereafter Kinloch Anderson will commission weave the chosen design and can supply complete ranges of clothing, gifts and accessories made using the tartan.

Lochcarron of Scotland
Stocks ranges of tartan from kilt cloth to cashmere scarves, offers a bespoke tartan design service and a welcoming visitor centre offering informative mill tours.

MacGregor & MacDuff Kiltmakers
MacGregor & MacDuff are proud to offer a premium tartan design service to our customers. Working alongside our in-house tartan designer you will be able to design your very own tartan. Together you will be able to create an exclusive design; inspired by your family, organisation or workspace.

Macnaughton Holdings Ltd
A family run Scottish company with more than 200 years of experience as a niche weaver and wholesaler in the textile market, Macnaughton Holdings is able to offer both the speed and flexibility of service, design and fulfilment that is an essential requirement of the 21st century.

Macpherson's of Edinburgh
Family kiltmakers and Highland Outfitters of Distinction since 1947 which offers a tartan design service from idea to garment completion. Passionate about preserving tradition, hand-crafting and customs, promoting quality made garments and accessories in the UK.

Nicolson Kiltmakers
The high quality kiltmakers owner, Gordon Nicolson, has over Thirty years experience in crafting kilts that are second to none. If you are after an original garment, any tartan is available in this popular store. For a totally unique piece, tartan design is also available to accommodate that extra special occasion.

Peter MacDonald, Tartan Design & Consultancy
Peter MacDonald, Scotland’s foremost tartan historian, has been designing tartans for over 30 years using the traditions and techniques to produce unique designs for a variety of clients ranging from individuals and clan societies to organisations and multi-national companies.

Piob Mhor of Scotland
With over 50 years of experience, Piob Mhor of Scotland are proud to offer a full tartan design and registration service. Whether you are looking for a Clan, Family, Corporate, Club or Personal tartan, we can accommodate for all. Over the years we have designed and registered many tartans including the 'Official Dundee Utd FC', 'Heart of Scotland', 'Alt Dubh' and many more.

Prickly Thistle Scotland Ltd
At home on the Black Isle is where you will find the Prickly Thistle design studio, and the rugged Highlands that provides their inspiration. Prickly Thistle has a burning passion to share with the world the memorable and personal experience of creating heritage in a bespoke tartan design.

As part of ScotlandShop’s Tartan Design Process we offer an exclusive tartan design consultation in store or via video call to take you through the process of using corporate, charity, clan or simply a selection of your favourite colours to create a piece of Scottish heritage that will last forever. We can also guide you if you wish on the weight and type of fabric which will suit your needs and how much cloth to have woven, depending on the items you'd like us to create using your new tartan.

Scottish Tartans Authority
The Scottish Tartans Authority is a registered Scottish Charity with the major objective of promoting a deeper knowledge of Scottish tartans, their origins, manufacture, use, history and development. It provides access to Croftweaver online tartan design software.

Scots Connections
The Scots Connection tartan design service allows you to create a unique tartan for your family, organisation or business.

Scotweb Tartan Mill
Since 1995, home to the world's largest range of tartan products for retail & corporate clients, including our exclusive online tartan design facility; all locally & authentically made.

Slanj Scotland
For over two decades Slanj Scotland has been designing and tailoring bespoke Scottish outfits at the highest quality. One of the key areas of the business is tartan design, where Slanj brings in a blend of passion and expertise in order to create the perfect tartan for each customer.

Strathmore Woollen Co Ltd
Strathmore is one of Scotland’s most renowned suppliers of authentic Tartan and Highland wear, offering fabric from a stock range of over 400 tartan designs. Complimenting these services a comprehensive design and weaving package is offered to corporate and private organisations seeking to transform their unique designs in to woven fabrics.

Tartan Ambassador Ltd
Personal and corporate tartan designer Brian Wilton MBE is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading experts in the art of tartan design. He is frequently consulted by multi-nationals, government departments, charities, conference organisers, families and individuals, all seeking to acquire their very own distinctive tartan.

Tartan Caledonia
Tartan Caledonia creates tartan designs for families, schools, care homes, charities and companies alike. Services include running tartan workshops and weaving demonstrations within Scotland. All weaving methods are pre-industrial and hand-woven, from one-off weave designs to bulk orders – all designs can be sent for manufacture for kilts and lightweight tartan cloth.

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