BBC News reports: A Scottish-Chinese Tartan – I am NOT making this up!


BBC News reports:
A Scottish-Chinese Tartan
- I am NOT making this up!


Grant Hayter-Menzies saw this story on BBC News Online and thought I
should see it.

The idea of a McWong tartan, or a Clan Gung Haggis Fat Choy tartan
is not too far off. A few years ago, Ian MacLeod, President of
Clan MacLeod Canada, volunteered to help me register a McWong tartan.
It would have to be yellow like the McLeod tartan because in Chinese,
"Wong" means yellow (just like the Wong River or Wong Mountain).

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Very interesting! Elizabeth Wayland Barber's book on the Xinjiang
gravegoods tartans deals with this topic in spectacular fashion.

** Chinese-Scottish tartan launched **
A new Chinese tartan aims to boost tourism and business to Scotland.
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Chinese-Scottish tartan launched



The new tartan incorporates colours of the Saltire and Chinese flag.



A Chinese-Scottish tartan has been created to strengthen links between the two countries.

It was inspired by Chinese Consul General Madame Guo
Guifang, who said tartan was a key to the appeal Scotland holds for
Chinese tourists.

The creators hope the tartan will boost tourism and business opportunities between China and Scotland.

It was specially designed by the Strathmore Woollen Company and the Scottish Tartans Authority.

The company is also hoping to link up with a business partner in China to launch a clothing label using the design.

3,000-year link

The new tartan incorporates blue and white from the Saltire and the red and yellow featured in the Chinese flag.

The tartan will be officially unveiled in Angus on Tartan Day, on 6 April.

Angus provost Bill Middleton said: “The new
Chinese-Scottish tartan symbolises the co-operation and harmony that
exists between Chinese people and Scottish people everywhere.

“As this tartan belongs to the Chinese as a nation, we hope to see it worn around the world.”

China's link with tartan goes back almost 3,000 years
when an explorer in Xinjiang, Western China, discovered the burial
place of a group of ancient Caucasian travellers wearing perfectly
preserved tartans.

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