Tartan Day is here! Tartan Day is the day that kicks off Tartan Week in New York City. But it is not only celebrated in New York – it is also celebrated across Canada. It is a week of paying respects to their Scottish Heritage and honouring the contributions that all Scottish people have brought along with them to Canada and America.
Are you making crafts from tartan fabric? Or maybe you are making a pair of tartan trews or a waistcoat and are not sure which fabric to use. Today we are discussing weights of tartan fabric, and which one could be right for you. At Tartan Plus Tweed we have a large range of tartan fabric that is suitable for all your needs. Our wool tartan fabric is available in three different weights, and each weight has a different purpose.
Christmas has come and gone, and January sales have passed which only means one thing for a shop owner – time to stock some new products! This is one of the more exciting times where we get to fill one of our many roles as buyers. The end of january is the perfect time for us to go and scout out new products as the Scotland’s Trade Fair comes to Glasgow.
Before the Reformation of 1560, Christmas in Scotland was celebrated in much the same way it was across Catholic Europe. It involved feasts, games, and gifts. In Scotland, it was called “Yule” which has Pagan roots. The word refers to the mid-winter’s celebration of the winter’s solstice.
This all changed when Oliver Cromwell came to power.
St. Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), marks the country’s patron saint and occurs every year on November 30th. Many Countries have a patron saint. England has St George, Wales has St David, and Ireland has St Patrick. These patron saints have generally been chosen because they share some connection with that saint. They may have preached there, died there, or had some or all of his relics transferred there. Scotland is no different.
“Remember, Remember, The 5th of November.
Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot
We see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”