There is a long tradition of tartans and royalty, tartans designed by royalty and tartans that only the royal family can wear.

Tartan became increasingly popular as a result of the royal visit by George IV to Edinburgh in 1822 - the first time a reigning monarch had visited Scotland for over 170 years.

The Celtic Society, and it's leading light Sir Walter Scott, urged Scots to wear tartan to welcome the monarch. As a result there was a rush amongst clan chiefs to establish their own tartan and around one hundred and fifty new tartans were created.

In the early 18th century regiments including The Royal Company of Archers (the Queen