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.
St. Patrick’s Day in 2017 lands on a Friday, which for many is the perfect day of the week to partake in celebrations. St. Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating Irish culture and heritage. There is no better way to do this than with tartan! Do you think that tartans only represent Scotland? Well, unfortunately you are wrong . There is a whole range of Irish tartans that are being woven as we speak. They are incredibly popular among people with an Irish heritage.
Around the world, there are a lot of myths and urban legends that have surrounded tartan, the kilt, and Scotland. One of my favourites is that in Scotland you cannot tell the difference between men and women’s toilet signs! (And by the way this is false! Our toilet signs are much the same as any other country). Here are three of the most common myths surrounding Scottish Culture.
Are you getting married overseas? Or maybe you are planning on getting married in Scotland and would like to hire kilt outfits for your wedding? In either case, Tartan Plus Tweed can help! We have helped many brides and grooms by providing kilt hire for them to bring abroad.
Tartan is on trend this season and what better way to add tartan to your wardrobe than with a tartan scarf. Classic yet stylish a tartan scarf can add a touch of pizzazz to any outfit. At Tartan Plus Tweed we do our best to supply our customers with what is local to us. Not only do we care about supporting our local businesses, but providing quality to our customers is high on our priority list as well.
I have created “A Guide to Buying Your Kilt” as it may seem like a daunting task for many. “Which tartan do I choose? What weight will I choose? How many yards of fabric do I choose?” These are a few of the many questions that may be running through your mind after viewing the range of kilts that we offer at Tartan Plus Tweed. There are a few easy steps to follow, which can help guide you to choose your perfect kilt.