The Flower of Scotland tartan is an old-fashioned Scottish design that is steeped in both cultural and historical significance. The pattern has its origins in tartans worn by clans of Scotland and was used to distinguish groups and families. The Flower of Scotland is a tartan used in trade that is used by all. It was created (c.1989) in honor of Roy Williamson, writer of the lyrics and music to the song 'The Flower of Scotland'. Roy was a wearer of the Gunn tartan, which was later used as the base for the new tartan. The blue of the cornflower and Zephyr green were used to represent the bluebell and the thistle. This Flower of Scotland is one of the most well-known and well-loved tartans. It has been accepted by people across the globe as an expression that represents Scottish pride and history. The pattern is a striking and striking design, set against an enveloping blue background and repeated patterns of yellow and red thistle blooms.
Thistle is the national symbol of Scotland and the inclusion of this famous flower in the tartan's design is a testament to the strong link between the tartan and Scottish tradition and history. The story of the Flower of Scotland tartan is closely linked to the history of Scotland itself. Through the ages, this tartan was worn by clans when they walked through the glens and hills of Scotland and was a symbol of belonging and identity. As time passed the tartan has become an emblem of Scottish nationalists, and in recent times, it has been adopted by people all over the globe as a symbol of Scotland's rich cultural heritage.