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Tartan Details - Irn Bru

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Irn Bru" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 2395
STWR ref: 2395
Designer: Kinloch Anderson Ltd
Tartan date: 11/09/1997
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Corporate
Restrictions: Yes. This is a corporate tartan for Barr's Irn Bru.
Registration notes: Designed in 1969 as the Barr tartan, designed by Howe design. In 1996/97 it was redesigned by Kinloch Anderson and the name was changed to Irn Bru. It was registered with the Scottish Tartans Society on 12th September 1997. Irn Bru (Iron Brew) was first produced in 1901 by AG Barr. The colours are based on the brand label. A limited range of products in it is available at and tartan by the yard is available from Kinloch Anderson. The design is based on the Earl of St Andrews tartan because Andrew Greig Barr gave his name to the Company when he took it over in 1904. The strong orange and blue colours are the brand identity colours of Irn Bru.
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