The Scottish Register of Tartans

21 June 2024
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The Scottish Register of Tartans contains thousands of tartan designs, which are free for you to search and reference.

In addition to containing tartan designs registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans since its introduction on 5 February 2009, it also incorporates pre-existing tartan designs that were included in the databases held by the Scottish Tartans Authority and the Scottish Tartans World Register.

Enter your search terms below and click the search button to perform a search of the tartans held within The Scottish Register of Tartans. You may use as many or as few of the fields as you want. For further information on the types of search available, please refer to the Search Guidance.

If you prefer, you can use our A-Z page to browse the tartans.

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To limit your search to tartans containing certain colours, list the colours here. It is not necessary to include all the colours in the tartan.
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Important point to note
Tartans registered since the Scottish Register of Tartans commenced registering tartans in February 2009, meet the criteria for registration set out in the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008. Tartans recorded by the Scottish Tartans Society, the Scottish Tartans Authority or the Scottish Tartans World Register prior to February 2009 will have been recorded under different criteria. Please refer to the Guidance notes for further details of the current criteria for registration.

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