Talented tartan team win praise

Councillor Carl Nelson, Jake Brodie and Kaitlyn Lees.
Councillor Carl Nelson, Jake Brodie and Kaitlyn Lees.

Talented Stonehaven youngsters have been recognised for their contribution to creating Aberdeenshire Tartan.

What began as a schools project grew in to a collaboration with internationally-acclaimed textile designer Donna Wilson. Banff-born Donna joined forces with school children from across Aberdeenshire to help choose and use ‘Home Colours’ that reflected their part of the region.

The pupils of Mill O’Forest Primary School picked pinky red as they said it reflected the area’s strong sunsets and reminded them of the infamous Aunt Betty’s sweet shop.

Chair of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee Carl Nelson said: “The way the tartan was designed was so completely different and I think the young people came up with a fantastic tartan. All the pupils did a great job and all credit to them.”

This symbol of Aberdeenshire has been gifted to the community to celebrate, capture and inform our past, present and future.

It can be used to create a range of products to promote the region at a national and international level. Local businesses and organisations are invited to utilise the resource to build on Aberdeenshire’s tradition of achievement.

For further information from communicatebetter@aberdeenshire.gov.uk