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Enjoy the vintage seasonal postcards, specialty tartan collection and a bit of mood music!

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Enjoy this special selection of tartans!   

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American Bi-Centennial

Independence Day
Jul 4

is tartan was designed in response to an idea put forward by Mr J. C. Thomson in 1974, that there should be an identifying tartan for the American St. Andrews and Caledonian societies. Where the lighter stripes cross each other in the dark blue, there is an effect of the stars of the American flag. The thirteen alternate red and white stripes (representing the original 13 colonies) appear in the full sett of the tartan.

Fireworks

Independence Day
Jul 4

This tartan suggests the bright bursts of fireworks against a dark sky.

Lands of Liberty

Independence Day
Jul 4

This tartan was designed to honor the kinship between Scotland, Canada, and the United States

Old Glory

Independence Day
Jul 4

The tartan was inspired by the first American flag to be nicknamed "Old Glory". Owned and named by the 19th-century New England sea captain William Driver (1803 -1886), the original 24 star flag, made in 1824, passed into legend and bequeathed its name to all American flags.

Star Spangled Banner (Flag of 1814)

Independence Day
Jul 4

United States

Independence Day
Jul 4

Produced to celebrate American tourism in Scotland, 1990, the colours are taken from the flags of the two nations and the Atlantic Ocean that separates them. ​

White House Historical Association

Independence Day
Jul 4

The Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull (1817-1818)

Independence Day
Jul 4

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Trumbull painted many of the figures in the picture from life and visited Independence Hall as well to depict the chamber where the Second Continental Congress met.

Fireworks over Philadelphia

Independence Day
Jul 4

Congress led the way for the encouragement of fireworks on the Fourth of July by authorizing a display on July 4, 1777, in Philadelphia, a year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. At night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks, which began and concluded with thirteen rockets on the commons.

The Great Rapprochement

Independence Day
Jul 4

The Great Rapprochement, the convergence of diplomatic, political, military and economic objectives between the United States and Great Britain in 1895–1915, the two decades up to and including the beginning of World War I. ​

American Flag

Independence Day
Jul 4

Old Glory, the weather-beaten 17- by 10-foot banner that has long been a primary artifact, is second only to Francis Scott Key’s Star-Spangled Banner as a patriotic symbol, and is the source of the term now applied generically to all American flags.

Independence Day
Jul 4

Independence Day
Jul 4

The American flag is also known as "The Stars and Stripes," "Red, White and Blue," "Old Glory" and "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Independence Day
Jul 4