Thursday, 19 June 2008

Tartan Register passes first hurdle

Plans for a tartan register to be maintained by the National Archives of Scotland have passed the first hurdle in the Scottish Parliament today. The bill will now proceed to the next stage of parliamentary scrutiny. For more information see

The tartan industry generates £350 million a year to the Scottish economy, and the plan is to charge between £80 and £100 to register a new tartan each time one is created. There are currently about 7000 different tartans in existence.

Rumours that a database on shortbread tins following suit is entirely unfounded...! lol

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