North Sea Oil - Matching Kilt Flashes - 16oz

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Designed to compliment the North Sea Oil Kilt

...and not available to order on this page (as such the button says 'Stock Pending').

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At a Glance...

  • Kilt flashes made from heavyweight North Sea Oil tartan
  • Designed to compliment the Oil Kilt - the first 100 Numbered & Certified kilts by the Tartan Artisan®
  • 16oz Pure New Worsted Wool
  • Cut on the square - representing the 'flame of remembrance' within the sett - these flashes are the perfect kilt hose accessory
  • Garters included
  • Matching flashes are included for free with your kilt order

  • Note: Due to the need to optimise tartan fabric usage, North Sea Oil Kilt flashes (with garters) are only available included as an additional accessory item alongside a kilt order



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North Sea Oil

The rationale...

Registered at the Scottish Register of Tartans :


No. #10766
Sim, Steven Patrick
Tartan date:
Registration date:
16 January 2013
Registration notes:

The tartan pays tribute to the North Sea Oil and Gas Industry. It not only recognises the economic significance of oil, Scotland's black gold, but also remembers the challenges and personal sacrifices made by oil and gas workers in the industry.

The tartan celebrates Brendan McKeown OBE (1925-2011), the petroleum engineer famously credited with bringing ashore the UK's first sample of North Sea Oil in a pickle jar on the 16th September 1969. This inaugural finding of the first commercialised North Sea oil well was recognised as a seminal moment in Scotland's industrial history.

North Sea Oil was established as a commemorative tartan 45 years after this historic discovery, on the 16th September 2014. The tartan importantly acts as a memorial in remembrance of the many lives lost in the hazardous offshore environment - the ‘flame of remembrance’ in the geometry respectfully remembering Piper Alpha 6th July 1988, the world's deadliest offshore oil accident.

The geometry further depicts the exploration, discovery and development of North Sea oil and gas fields. Colours: black, brown and gold together create the colour palette of raw crude oil, the gold accent alluding also to the flare boom of the North Sea oil rigs; dark blue - also when woven together with black - represents the North Sea and associated gas industry; the light and dark grey stripes depict the sedimentary nature of the sea bed, with three prominent lighter grey stripes significantly representing the three castles of Aberdeen City's coat of arms.

Due to this enterprising city's contribution to the development and commercialisation of North Sea Oil, it became known as the Oil Capital of Europe.