The Shembe Nazareth Baptist community in South Africa, blends Christian and Zulu traditions. The young male members of the community refer to themselves as the ‘Iscotch’ and wear special garments based on the kilt for religious ceremonies - a legacy of the Scottish regiments who occupied the area in the late 19th century. A photograph of the Iscotch by South African artist Zwelethu Mthethwa is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Scotland as part of the Romantic Camera: Scottish Photography and the Modern World exhibition.


There is also a South African tartan, one of the 'tartans for Africa' collection, the tartan incorporates the colours in the flags of the two nations and reflects the friendship between Scotland and South Africa.