Burns Check

Burns Check Tartan

About the Burns Check Tartan

When it was proposed that a Robert Burns tartan should be created, the first idea had been to base it on the Campbell - a clan with which the Burns family were connected - but after much discussion it was decided more appropriate to model it on the black and white Shepherd's Check. The overcheck introduced 'the hodden grey and a' that' and a little flavour of green fields was added. Other variations include the Burns Heritage Check and Burns Heritage Tartan.

In June 1959 the Burns Federation accepted the design with the condition that all goods should be made in Scotland. An excellent idea!