Tartan and Scottish Dress

Tartan and Scottish Dress

We administer the Scottish Register of Tartans, which was established by an Act of the Scottish Parliament in 2008, to protect, promote and preserve tartan. In addition, photographs relating to Scottish dress can be found amongst our records collections; a selection of which can be accessed below.

Photograph of women outside St Kilda Post Office, 1913 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/713/1/10)

Photograph of women outside St Kilda Post Office, 1913 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/713/1/10)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA00008

Photograph of pipers from the 51st Highland Division participating in the Allied victory parade through Tunis, May 1943 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, NSC1/394/52)

Photograph of pipers from the 51st Highland Division participating in the Allied victory parade through Tunis in May 1943 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, NSC1/394/52)  

Image Gallery Reference: AAA00057

 Photograph of estate workers, Andrew Clark, Flora Gillies, Willie Hall and Minnie Hall, on Invercreran Estate, 1866 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/1208/1/64)

Photograph of estate workers, Andrew Clark, Flora Gillies, Willie Hall and Minnie Hall, on Invercreran Estate, 1866 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/1208/1/64)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA00166

Photograph of soldiers of The Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders) standing in front of the Sphinx after the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, 1882 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD483/26/2)

Photograph of soldiers of The Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders) standing in front of the Sphinx after the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, 1882 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD483/26/2)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA00483

Image of title from plan of the estate of Ardsheal flanked by kilted highlanders and a scene containing military encampment, baggage train and soldiers, 1773 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, RHP3484)

Title from plan of the estate of Ardsheal flanked by kilted highlanders and a scene containing military encampment, baggage train and soldiers, 1773 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, RHP3484)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA00743

Photograph of a young girl trying to pet a small bird on a hillside, late nineteenth century (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD391)

Photograph of a young girl trying to pet a small bird on a hillside, late nineteenth century (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD391)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA00853

Photograph of George V, in kilt, visits Ballater station, 1935 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, BR/LNE/4/477/2)

George V, in kilt, visits Ballater station, 1935 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, BR/LNE/4/477/2)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA01084

Photograph of officers and men of [The Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders)] standing in front of Egyptian vernacular building at the time of the Anglo-Egyptian War, 1882 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD483/26/1)

Officers and men of [The Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders)] standing in front of Egyptian vernacular building at the time of the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD483/26/1)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA01168

 Photograph of a Victorian carte de visite, portrait photograph of the Baring children, little boy in kilt, not dated (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD268/1045/15b)

Portrait photograph of the Baring children, little boy in kilt, no date (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD268/1045/15b)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA01991

Photograph of a Victorian carte de visite, portrait photograph of seated gentleman in highland dress, not dated (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland,GD268/1045/0)

Portrait of seated gentleman in highland dress, no date (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD268/1045/10)

Image Gallery Reference: AAA02056 

 

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You can find out more about tartan on the website of the Scottish Register of Tartans.