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'.
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@example.com, including a link to your tartan design
or weaving services.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.