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Society Tartan Design Competition

6th March 2020 | Categories: Competition

To celebrate the Society’s 240th anniversary at the end of this year the Society is delighted to announce it is holding a Design Competition.

In the run up to our next Anniversary Meeting we would like to produce a Society tartan and register it with the Scottish Register of Tartans. The new tartan could feature on the Society silk ties and scarves we are keen to commission as well as on our website and other promotional material and would be open to anyone to use.

We invite Fellows to send their design entry by email to Design entries should be no more than two sides A4 maximum. The closing date is Friday 19 June, so please make sure design entries are submitted by this date. The winning and runner-up design entries (and competition prizes!) will be announced at the Anniversary Meeting in November.

N.B. The Scottish Register of Tartans Act (2008) Section 2 defines a tartan as: “…a design which is capable of being woven consisting of two or more alternating coloured stripes which combine vertically and horizontally to form a repeated chequered pattern.” For more information on tartan design, such as how to find out whether or not a tartan design idea is unique, please visit the Scottish Register of Tartans website and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.

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