Tartan, the world-famous tartan pattern, is as much a part of Scotland as whisky, haggis or the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Since time immemorial, each clan has had its own tartan pattern, which is distinguished from the others by its colour and type. After the final suppression of the last Jacobite uprising, the British passed the "Act of Proscription" on 1 August 1746, which was to finally destroy the Highland clan system. Which was to destroy the clan system of the Highlands once and for all, whereupon the tartans were also banned. But ban was later lifted and since 1815 every clan has been able to wear its wear their own special pattern and have it entered in a register that still exists.
The typical pattern of the fabric is created by weaving different coloured yarns. Even if tartans seem colourful at first glance, they are always coherent and symmetrical pattern, they are always coherent and very beautiful to look at.
It is a matter of honour that the "Highland Saga" also has its own tartan design created by Ulysses MacKenzie. This is currently being woven for us in a famous weaving mill on the Scottish border and will play an important role in our "Highland Saga" in the years to come. Our tailors and decorators will use it for the "Highland Saga" ribbon and create various decorative elements for the stage.
The colours used have a fixed meaning, of course:
Blue:For the water of the lochs (lakes) in the Highlands.
Bright green:For the spring in the Highlands and the hope that it will
will soon be moving on again
Red: For blood, sweat and tears
Dark green: For the forests in the Highlands
Dark Blue: For the ocean that lies between the lovers
ORANGE: For attention - here we come!
Light Yellow: For the sunrise in the Highlands and the hope,
that the sun will rise again and again
The tartan was of course registered in the aforementioned "The Scottish Register of Tartans" under the name "Highland Saga" and can be found in this register.