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celtic f.c. tartan

Celtic FC

Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers is the designer of the official Celtic F.C. tartan. Commissioned in 2018 to commemorate the Bhoys’ 130th birthday, it’s a tribute to the club’s glorious history and great things yet to come. 

Combining the club’s legendary green with victorious gold, the Celtic tartan lets fans wear their colours with pride and take a bit of its noble heritage home.

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This special commemorative tartan was designed by Gordon Nicolson in 2013 to mark the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, where 5,000 English and 10,000 Scots lost their lives. It forms a potent stitch in a thread of historic remembrance intrinsic to the City of Edinburgh and the Border Common Ridings.

The colours of the Flodden tartan symbolically unite the two opposing sides of a devastating battle, which saw James IVth become the last Scottish monarch to fall in combat. The Tudor green and white of the English Army are bound inextricably to the deep red and gold colours of the Scottish forces, set against the grey and brown of the ground they fought on, where many lie still.

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John Muir way tartan

John Muir Way

Released in April 2014 to celebrate the opening of the eponymous 215 km John Muir Way, this tartan is an ode to the spectacular coastline of East Lothian.

The red stone cliffs and bright blue seas and skies of Dunbar remain much unchanged since a young John Muir began his long journey to America in 1849. Today, it is home to the Nicolson family - making this a tartan close to Gordon’s heart. With the approval of Scottish Natural Heritage, he married the vivid colours of his immediate landscape with carefully balanced green and browns. It is a design that seems likely to have delighted the great environmentalist himself. 

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Scotland National Team

Inspired by the famous crest worn by our teams, the Scotland National Team tartan encompasses the pride and passion of the Scottish FA. It is a celebration of all those who play - from the Under-16s to the men’s and women’s international squads. And, because no team is worth more than its fans, it was the Tartan Army who had the final say, when Gordon produced five potential designs in 2017. Thousands went online to register their vote. The resulting tartan has proven a hit with die-hard Scottish FA loyalists and contemporary tartan fans alike.

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university of edinburgh tartan

University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1582, it wasn’t until 2007 that the University of Edinburgh commissioned its very own tartan. Gordon was honoured to be given the opportunity to immortalise the work of its students, staff and alumni in traditional Scottish fashion. The University of Edinburgh tartan is a symbol of achievement and belonging - to a world-renowned institution and the city it calls home.

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Rangers FC

Design by Kilts4U Glasgow in 2020, this updated Rangers FC official tartan truly captures the 'Gers. The famous red, white and blue couldn't belong to anyone else. Launched in a landmark year for the team, GNK is the only place tailoring handmade kilts in this unforgettable tartan.

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