Tartan identification service

Many of our staff have specialised in tartan for their entire working lives, so we recognise most existing plaids instantly. No one has more experience.


In the rare cases that we can't identify a tartan on sight, we have technology at our fingertips. Show us a plaid sample and we'll query our database to see if it (or something like it) is there.


We can also provide individual advice based on the many thousands of specimen shade variants in our historic physical samples library, built up over many decades. These cabinets contain the largest such archive anywhere.


So just send us a piece of tartan (or image) to match. We're here to help.

Part of the DC Dalgliesh tartan archive

A small part of the DC Dalgliesh tartan archive