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
, including a link to your tartan design or weaving services.
Scottish designers and weavers
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.
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 Tartans 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, 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.
Weavers of tartan material and accessories. Woven in Scotland.
Designer of extensive range of national, district, corporate and fashion tartans and wholesaler/retailer of tartan cloth and products.
See also www.tartansforafrica.com and www.scotlandsakura.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Scots Connection tartan design service allows you to create a unique tartan for your family, organisation or business.
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.
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.
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.
warpweftweave studio established 2012. Ashleigh Slater BDes (Hons) from the studio designs bespoke hand-woven tartans for families, businesses and corporate clients. The hand-crafted tartans are woven on traditional hand looms, weaving scarves and stoles. The studio also designs and sources manufacture of the tartan in various weights for clients.