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9.4.14




New Official Soft Toy now Launced! - Abbey McBrothock! Arbroath's Red Lichtie Tartan Westie! Available to buy online
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ANGUS McLICHTIE & BELLE McROCK




Orders are still being taken for Angus McLichtie, limited bears left. Contact me to enquire if your preferred number is available!

Belle McRock is now sold out!

Kilt Prize draw will be held after Angus sells out!

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The Bell Rock Lighthouse
Arbroath's second Official Tartan
- Registered

The sister tartan to Red Lichtie!



Official Corporate Tartan
for the Northern Lighthouse Board, Edinburgh
Bell Rock Tartan
Bell Rock Tartan
Bell Rock Tartan
Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council
Letter of adoption
from the
Northern Lighthouse Board

Bell Rock Lighthouse Tartan

The Bell Rock Lighthouse Tartan
Arbroath's Official sister tartan to Red Lichtie

Adopted as the Northern Lighthouse Board's Official Corporate Tartan








Bell Rock Lighthouse Tartan




Bell Rock Lighthouse Tartan

The presentation of the Certificate of Registration
Signal Tower Museum - Arbroath - Tartan Day, 6th April 2013



Bell Rock Lighthouse Tartan

The day's activities supported with a Piper from the Arbroath RBLS Pipe Band


Bell Rock Lighthouse Tartan

Wearing black as a measure of respect for all the lives lost on the Inchape Rock. In the centuries prior to, and during the building of the Bell Rock Lighthouse.

Bell Rock Lighthouse Tartan

By the Signal Tower Museum.


The Bell Rock Lighthouse 200th Anniversary Tartan

Registration notes:

Designed by Steven Patrick Sim copyright 2012, and entrusted to the The Northern Lighthouse Board, Edinburgh, for use as their corporate tartan.

The tartan was designed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, first lit on 1 February 1811.

Owned and operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board, the lighthouse lies on the treacherous Inchcape Rock (also called Bell Rock), 11 miles off Arbroath, on the Scottish east coast.

Designed and built by John Rennie and Robert Stevenson, but regarded as essentially Robert Stevenson's greatest engineering achievement. The lighthouse stands 35 metres tall. Built with a work force of approximately 110 men, the challenges faced in its construction led to it being described as one of the 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World'.

The tartan was approved by the Northern Lighthouse Board and adopted as its official corporate tartan on 12 October 2012.





The tartan design reflects the flashing lights of the lighthouse:

White for the primary, white light, and red for the secondary, red light (when first put into operation the lighthouse flashed an alternating white and red light).

The muted dark blue and black shades represent the treacherous dark North Sea at night.

Solid black commemorates the 1000s of lives lost on Inchcape Rock as well as the men who died during the construction of the lighthouse.





Geometry:

The geometry of the tartan creates two different impressions of the lighthouse on the horizon:

When flashing white and when flashing red. When flashing white, 90 threads between the black and white represent the 90 courses of stone blocks that make up the tower.

When flashing red, the lighthouse is represented at a greater distance, standing on the horizon.

To build the lighthouse a number of railways were constructed on the rock to transport the massive blocks of stone. The longest railway (terminating towards the west of Inchcape Rock at Hope's Wharf) extended for 290 feet, represented in the pattern of the tartan, which has a total of 290 threads. The Right Honourable Charles Hope, Lord President of the Court of Session, initiated the building of the lighthouse in 1803, when he presented the first bill to Parliament.





Online resource - www.bellrock.org.uk


Bell Rock Tartan
CURRENT STATUS - 10th August 2013

A fully enabled ecommerce website is currently under construction
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PRICES FOR CUSTOM WEAVE
TAILORED GARMENTS & ACCESSORIES


Custom Weave - Traditional Full 8 Yard Kilt £455

Custom Weave - Casual 5 Yard Kilt £297

Custom Weave - Purled & Knotted Plaid £197

Custom Weave - Fringed Plaid £97

Kilt Garter Flashes £14 Pair

Neck Tie £22 Each

Bow Tie £24 Each

Cummerbund £45 Each

Cummerbund & Bow Tie Package £62 - Two Items

Worsted Light Weight Scarf £27 Each

Worsted Light Weight Sash £55 Each

Worsted Light Weight large shawl £90 Each

Worsted Light Weight Barnton Flat Cap £34 Each


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NOTE: The above prices do not include packaging and shipping.


Light Weight Wool - Medium Weight Wool - Pure Silk


TARTAN WOVEN AT LOCHCARRON OF SCOTLAND, SELKIRK
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