Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Parliament launches official tartan competition
Parliament launches official tartan competition
14
Jan '09
A tartan competition has been announced at Holyrood by Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson MSP. Joined by two fashion textile students, Jill Kirkham and Kirsty Robertson from Cardonald College, the Presiding Officer has launched a competition to design an official Scottish Parliament tartan as part of the events marking 2009 as the 10th anniversary of devolution.

Announcing the launch of the competition, the Presiding Officer said: “As part of our activities to mark a decade of devolution we are launching a competition to design an official Scottish Parliament tartan. Tartan is not only an internationally recognised symbol of our country, but the tartan industry also makes a significant contribution to Scotland's economy. The competition will use the talent of Scotland's design students to generate a unique tartan which I hope both MSPs and members of the public will enjoy wearing in the years to come.”

The competition is open to all current textile and design students studying at thirteen Further and Higher Education establishments across Scotland. Students are invited to enter their tartan design by the closing date of January 30. Judging will be carried out in March, and the production of the cloth will be completed in time for the Presiding Officer to wear at the 10th anniversary event on 1 July 2009.

The winning design will be exclusively used by the Scottish Parliament for items sold in the Parliament shop and for marketing and publicity. The new tartan will be registered with the new Scottish Tartans Register as “the official Scottish Parliament tartan”.

The winning entrant will receive a length of the finished tartan and an invitation to the 1 July event. Both the winning entrant and two runners-up will be offered paid industry work placement opportunities.

Background
The competition is organised in conjunction with the following:
- Scottish Textile Academic Group (STAG) which represents 13 colleges and universities across Scotland offering textile and related courses.
- Skillfast – UK
- The Scottish Tartans' Authority

The Scottish Parliament


Must ReadView All

GMAC urges Cambodia to push fabric-forward rule in RCEP

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Oct 2017

GMAC urges Cambodia to push fabric-forward rule in RCEP

Representatives from the Garment Manufacturers Association of...

Alibaba to invest $15 billion in DAMO Academy for research

Textiles | On 17th Oct 2017

Alibaba to invest $15 billion in DAMO Academy for research

Alibaba will invest $15 billion over the next several years in its...

Pressure on  Indian textiles exporters to ease by Q3: ICRA

Textiles | On 17th Oct 2017

Pressure on Indian textiles exporters to ease by Q3: ICRA

Pressures on the profit and debt levels of textiles exporters is...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

C Kamatchisundaram
Voltas

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.3%
No
13.6%
Skip
9.1%

Total Votes: 66

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
60.6%
No
28.8%
Skip
10.6%

Total Votes: 66

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.8%
No
10.6%
Skip
4.5%

Total Votes: 66

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
74.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
13.6%

Total Votes: 66


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search