The launch of the Arbroath Smokie Tartan took place on Saturday 6th of April 2005, as part of the Tartan Week celebrations held in Arbroath.
Attended by the Provost Brian Middleton and his wife, Mike Weir MP and Andrew Welsh MSP as well as many other local dignitaries the event, despite the cold, was a great success.
Designed and woven by the Strathmore Woollen Co Ltd, Forfar the tartan has been created to pay homage to the humble Smokie. For many years an important product for local fish merchants it has now been protected from imitation by the European Government.
In celebration of this the tartan has been launched and was specifically designed to reflect the red sandstone of perhaps Arbroath's most famous landmark, The Abbey, the blue and white of the sea which plays a vital part in the lives of the local fish merchants and fisherman, the glow of the smokie which produces the delicate flavour and the golden yellow of the smokies them selves.
We hope that you like our tartan and that it will prove popular with both locals and those perhaps now living elsewhere in the UK and further afield who may have originated from Arbroath or have family connections in the area or even those of you who have enjoyed Smokies in the past and are looking for a souvenir of perhaps a holiday you have enjoyed here in the past.
Our range of products on the website is not exhaustive and if there is something in particular you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please come back and visit us since we will be adding new products to our range over the coming months including travel rugs, lambswool scarves and hopefully some golfing items such as towels.
Available exclusively at www.arbroath-smokie.co.uk
Registered with the Scottish Tartans Authority - registration number
Available in two cloth weights and a selection of accessories and gift ideas:
T7 Quality 100% Pure New Worsted Wool
11 - 11 ½ oz per yard at width 61" // 350 grams per metre at width 155 cms
Suitable ladies skirts, trousers and accessories, soft furnishings and gent's lighter weight kilts and trousers.
W60 Quality 100% Pure New Worsted Wool
13 oz per yard at width 56" // 405 grams per metre at width 142 cms
Worsted Kilting fabric for gents kilts and heavier weight trousers and upholstery.
All enquiries to:
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Telephone: 01241 876506 - answering machine
Mail: Arbroath Fisheries, 2 Coach House, Braeheid, St Vigeans, Arbroath, DD11 4PA