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The Highland Saga Tartan

Tartan, the world-famous tartan pattern, is as much a part of Scotland as whisky, haggis or the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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.

colour and type of pattern. Although the British enacted

the last Jacobite uprising on 1 August 1746, the British passed the Act of Prosperity.

August 1746, the British passed the "Act of Proscription", which was to

clan system in the Highlands, whereupon the tartans were also banned. However

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, which by the way

which, by the way, still exists.

The typical pattern of the fabric is created by weaving different coloured yarns.

yarns. Even if tartans appear colourful at first glance, they are in fact

symmetrical pattern, they are always coherent and very beautiful to look at.

to look at.

It is a matter of honour that the Highland Saga also has its own tartan, designed by Ulysses MacKenzie.

MacKenzie's own tartan design. This is currently being woven in

woven for us at a famous weaving mill on the Scottish border and will

will play an important part in our Highland Saga in the years to come.

saga. 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:

 

B=BLUE: the water of the lochs (lakes) in the Highlands.

LG=LIGHT GREEN: for the springtime in the Highlands and the hope that it will

will soon go on again

R=RED: for blood, sweat and tears

DG=DARK GREEN: for the woods in the Highlands

DB= DARK BLUE: for the ocean that lies between the lovers

O=ORANGE: look out - here we come!

LY=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 "Highlad Saga Modern" and will shortly be

be found in this register.