The French island of Ouessant is looking for a Scottish island to twin with, ideally one that has it's own tartan and a distillery! Ouessant had it's own tartan registered a few weeks ago, and this move will help to strengthen ties between the French and Scottish Island communities


MSP Rob and Jean-Yves Cozan, Regional Councillor for Ouessant

The idea of Island linking has received a warm welcome from Rob Gibson Scottish MSP for the Highlands and Islands

"Then I thought, maybe one of our northern isles could be a first by adopting a Norse tartan! Just as Ouessant is the first Breton Isle to create a tartan. Both Orkney and Shetland already have a distilleries, why not a tartan of their own?" the MSP will be contacting Scottish councils on the look out for the perfect Scottish partner.