The Scottish Tartans Authority was formed as a Scottish Registered Charity in 1995. We’re dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting Scottish Tartans and Highland Dress – their respective origins, history, manufacture, use and development. We work in partnership with, and as advisors to, a range of public and private bodies and we are always happy to hear from potential new members – individuals and organisations.

We are currently developing a new website which, we feel, will better reflect our educational role as well as meeting the varied needs of our members and stakeholders.  We hope to launch our new website in the spring of 2024 and, in the meantime, please contact us using the links and channels below.

For anyone wishing to search for a particular tartan, please visit The Scottish Register of Tartans which contains information on thousands of tartans within its database and is supported by The Scottish Tartans Authority.