Culross now has a brand-new tartan which has been inspired by the unique historic and picturesque Royal Burgh.
One of Scotland's most charming coastal towns, the history of the Royal Burgh of Culross goes back as far as the 6th century and is the closest thing to a 16th century village in Scotland!
The Culross tartan will be sold exclusively at the Greengate Gallery in Culross and is the result of a collaboration between gallery owner and jeweller, Lindsey Marchant and Clackmannanshire Weaver, Claire Hunter of Taffled Threads, who hand weaves the tartan on her loom at her studio in Alloa. The tartan has been registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans and the certificate is on display at the Gallery.
Lindsey Marchant said, “we’re so excited to be launching this special new tartan for Culross. It’s such a unique place to live and work, and we wanted to celebrate the many inspirational elements of its location and important heritage with a tartan that perfectly captures the timeless essence of the village.”
Claire Hunter of Taffled Threads added, “we’ve created a contemporary Scottish tartan with its roots firmly in the past. The blues and greens of the tartan reflect the village’s stunning estuary setting on the Firth of Forth, while the gold, red, brown and black shades were chosen to echo the various distinctive architectural features of the village, including the famous ochre Culross Palace with its period garden, characterful wrought iron gates and pan-tiled roofs.”
The Culross tartan will be launched on May 17th and can be purchased exclusively at the Greengate Gallery in the historic Sandhaven area of the village.