This collection showcases the official University of Glasgow tartan. Traditionally different weaves and dyes were worn by people in different areas of Scotland according to local taste or the natural materials available to make differently coloured fabrics. In the mid-nineteenth century tartans came to be more associated with different families and clans. This combined with new weaving and dying technologies created the huge array of tartans available in Scotland today. The University of Glasgow tartan is a great way to signal your affiliation to this great institution whether you are a current or former student, staff member or proud admirer!