Registering & Naming your Tartan.
Why Protect your design?
If you are serious about your tartan, it makes sense to name and register it with
the Scottish Register of Tartans (SRT). This ensures your design remains unique to you,
your organisation or your heirs. The SRT is now Scotland’s only official Tartan Register
and is administered by the National Archives of Scotland.
What does it cost?
You can apply through the House of Tartan or directly yourself. Registration
through us costs £145. This includes the cost of the SRT’s Statutory Application fee
of £70; a frame-able Certificate; to showcase a cutting from your first weaving and
our processing charges. We‘ve created hundreds of tartans for clients worldwide.
What problems might one expect?
A new design may not proceed through registration if conflicts or issues affect its
register-ability. Besides any similarity issues, another common problem is the selection
and approval of a suitable name. Also, some designs prove to be un-weavable technically.
So consultation with you adjustment is necessary before application can be attempted.
How we help?
Our service includes devising the Weavers Ticket, without which a tartan cannot
be produced. The HOUSE of TARTAN provides expert guidance and interacts with the
Registrar and mill to resolve such issues – including recommending improvements to
get the best looking result.
Once it’s established your design is actually weavable, registration application
can be submitted. At this stage we’ll ask you to provide us with 'the Rationale'
behind the colours or name you’ve chosen. This will become the narrative alongside
your entry in the register. Ask about House of Tartan’s Registration Guidelines
How long does Registration take?
Between 4 and 6 weeks, depending on complexity.
Do I have to get my tartan woven in order to get it registered?
Incredibly, at the moment one does NOT have to actually have a tartan woven into
fabric to get one’s design registered! We at the House of Tartan are of the belief
that it’s not a tartan unless it’s been woven into a tartan, so anticipate
fresh legislation to correct this glaring oversight.
What about the Original Registration Certificate?
After first weaving, we take three physical cuttings of your new tartan. One to be
lodged with the Scottish Register of Tartans on your behalf, one to go to the Scottish
Tartans Authority and the other to you for safe-keeping with the Original
Certificate. (Available framed)
Why use the experts?
HOUSE of TARTAN® are definitive tartan experts, with extensive knowledge and
tartan design experience. Our Perthshire based company launched the world’s first
Tartan Data Base and we handle Designs and Registration on a daily basis.
Tartan is our only business and we provide an outstanding service. Put us to the