Culross tartan aims to cash-in on tourism boost

A Fife village now has its own tartan thanks to a pioneering gallery owner.

Culross has been put on the tourist map after being used as a filming location in Outlander.

The owner of Greengate Gallery, Lindsey Marchant, wanted to cash-in on the boost in tourist numbers.

She said: "We're so excited to be launching this special new tartan for Culross. It's such a unique place to live and work, and we wanted to celebrate the many inspirational elements of its location and important heritage with a tartan that perfectly captures the timeless essence of the village."

Wee County weaver, Claire Hunter of Taffled Threads, who came up with the design, said: "We've created a contemporary Scottish tartan with its roots firmly in the past. 

"The blues and greens of the tartan reflect the village's stunning estuary setting on the Firth of Forth, while the gold, red, brown and black shades were chosen to echo the various distinctive architectural features of the village, including the famous ochre Culross Palace with its period garden, characterful wrought iron gates and pan-tiled roofs."

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