where am I?
based in Arbroath, a fishing town located on the
north east coast of Scotland.
town of Arbroath has a unique place in Scottish
history as it's home to the famous Tironensian monastery
- The Arbroath Abbey - the ruins of which dominate
the town's skyline with its circular window known
for centuries as the 'Round O'.
In fact my design studio more
or less overlooks the ruins of the Arbroath Abbey!
Interestingly it was in this Abbey that an event
took place which is held dear in the hearts of millions
Scots at home and abroad ...the signing of the famous
Declaration of Arbroath. The year was 1320 when
the Scottish King Robert the Bruce witnessed the
famous document being signed, establishing Scotland's
independence from England's rule.
is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours
that we are fighting, but for freedom ...for that
alone, which no honest man gives up but with life
Famous extract from
the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320.
birthplace of Scotland!
Declaration of Arbroath is without doubt the most
famous document in Scottish history. Like the American
Declaration of Independence, which is partially
based on it, it is seen by many as the founding
document of the Scottish nation.
It was drafted on the 6th April 1320 - a day
the United States of America has declared to be
official district tartan 'Red Lichtie' was adopted
by the Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council,
5th Oct 2012.
Copyright 2014 Steven Patrick Sim - the Tartan
Artisan - Scotland