Red Lichtie gets government nod

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ARBROATH’S very own tartan has received government recognition following a motion introduced at Holyrood this week.

Angus South MSP, Graeme Dey, introduced a motion on Tuesday asking the Scottish Government to welcome and congratulate the new Red Lichtie Tartan, which last week in the Arbroath Herald was revealed to have been given the seal of approval by the Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council.

In his motion Mr Dey proposed: “That the Parliament welcomes the official recognition of Red Lichtie tartan as the district tartan of Arbroath, Angus; offers its congratulations to the designer, Steven Patrick Sim of The Tartan Artisan, the Arbroath-based company involved in the design’s creation, which is inspired by and brings together aspects of the town’s maritime, fishing and architectural history; notes that the Community Council played a key role in granting the Red Lichtie tartan its official district tartan status; welcomes the promotion of the new plaid and its celebration of the local area for what is considered its proud seafaring history and its key role in determining Scotland’s role as an independent nation, and expresses the hope that Scotland’s history will continue to provide a wealth of influence for artists and cultural figures both at home and abroad, now and well into the future.”

For the full story see the Arbroath Herald on Friday, November 9, 2012.