Sunday, 14 March 2010

Scottish Tartan Authority - new website

From the Scottish Tartans Authority...

After 10 months of planning and a few buckets of blood, sweat and tears, welcome to our new website. Bigger, better, beautifuller! We have hundreds of pages with layer upon layer of interesting articles dealing with almost everything to do with tartan, Highland dress and all its associated history. Our acclaimed Tartat Ferret has got even smarter and now shows each and every tartan magically transformed into jacket, kilt, trousers and couch. Our own Croft Weaver tartan design programme is online with its simple and intuitive interface and if you're a colouring-in fan, then you'll love our Bairns' section where you can colour in the Loch Ness Monster or the MacGregor tartan.

Have a good look around and read about the many Membership Benefits and if you're a Business Member. then visit our Promotions page and see how we can help you get more business.

Lastly - and most importantly - please let us know what you think of the new site . . . especially if you come across any glitches.

I must admit that I get sensationally bored with tartan and absolutely everything associated with it to define Scottishness, as I find it incredibly false, and a distraction from what really constitutes Scottish identity, which I don't think any amount of dressing up in a fancy costume can reveal. Personally I think people would be better spending their money on some research - but I'm biased and would say that, wouldn't I?!!! lol :)

Nevertheless, as with hairy Highlander dolls and shortbread tins, I know there's a market for it!

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