Caledonia

Caledonia Tartan

About the Caledonia Tartan

The Romans gave the name Caledonia to the lands we call Scotland today, which were in Roman times the lands north of their province of Britannia, beyond the frontier of their empire. The Caledonia tartan is considered a "general" tartan suitable for use by Scots who have no clan connection.

"So I've been telling old stories, singing songs that make me think about where I came from...." Caledonia is also a very famous ballad written by Douglie MacLean in 1977, and covered more recently by the lovely Amy MacDonald, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist and musician. The song is a nostalgic wish of a traveller desperate to return home to Scotland, the land they love and miss.