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Wombles

The Wombles were a very popular children's TV programme during the 1970s. They were small furry animal puppets that lived in burrows on Wimbledon Common and came out at night to clean up the rubbish left by people. Scottish Tartans Society records state that Wombles International, of Jacob's Well Mews, London, patented this design which is a variant of the Jacobite tartan.

Feb 5
Wombles Premiere on TV

Rob Roy (Film)

One of several designed and woven for the film Rob Roy by Gordon Covell of The Islay Woollen Mill.

Mar 7
the Birthday of Rob Roy MacGregor

Sir Billi

This tartan has been faithfully copied and interpreted from Sir Billi's trousers by Fiona Hall of Lochcarron's design department.

Apr 13
the Premiere of Sir Billi

Night's Watch Recruit

This tartan is a tribute to the novel's Brothers of the Night's Watch may only wear black, as a sign of their oath.

Apr 14
the Final Season - Game of Thrones

USCM (United States Colonial Marines)

Colonial Marine (Aliens Legacy) The USCM (United States Colonial Marines) and the UKCM (United Kingdom Colonial Marines) are informal groups of friends and associates, interested in motion picture props and costumes, specifically those based on the James Cameron film 'Aliens'.

Apr 26
Alien Day

The Joker

Design for the tartan trousers worn by Jack Nicholson as the Joker in the 1989 Batman film. Design re-created from film stills by Andy Garringer and woven by House of Tartan in July 2008.

May 1
Batman Day

Grand Master Skywalker (Star Wars)

May 4
Star Wars Days (May the Fourth Be With You)

Lord Vader (Star Wars)

May 5
Star Wars Days (Revenge of the Fifth)

Shrek

Shrek is a green ogre (with a Scottish accent) from the animated film of the same name - the name "Shrek" is derived from the German word Schreck, meaning "fright" or "terror".

May 15
Shrek Days

Roslin Roseline Da Vinci

Designed to commemorate Dan Brown's hugely successful book The Da Vinci Code and to highlight the role of Rosslyn Chapel - just six miles south of Edinburgh. The tartan is based on the Sinclair tartan - it was Sir William St. Clair (third and last Prince of Orkney) who founded the Chapel in 1446. See the link for tartan pattern details.

May 19
The Da Vinci Code Film Premiere

Braveheart

A joint design between Charles Knode of Shepperton Studios and Gordon Cavell of the Islay Woollen Mill for Mel Gibson's 1995 Braveheart epic - the design was inspired by a sports jacket from which a tartan/tweed was created.

May 24
the Film Premiere of Braveheart

Dunbroch

The DunBroch Tartan is set against the ocean blue of the North Sea. The deep scarlet represents the family’s reverence for its own history, and the blood shed during battles between the clans. Deep green shows a love for Scotland’s majestic highlands. Navy blue, and its clear central intersections, represents the forging of the clans within the DunBroch kingdom. And finally, the subtle grey imbues a sense of respect for the inner soul of the strong Scottish people.

Jun 22
the Premiere of the film Brave

Brad Majors

An attempted re-creation of the tartan used for Brad Majors' bow tie in the film of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Aug 14
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Scott (Sir Walter Scott)

Sep 8
Star Trek Day

Blue Peter

The Blue Peter tartan was designed to celebrate the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. The colours of the tartan are inspired by the colours of the various Blue Peter badges awarded to children in the UK for more than 50 years. In this way, the Blue Peter tartan reflects the heritage of the longest continuously running children's television series in the world.

Oct 16
Premiere of Blue Peter

Nutwood

A tartan for Rupert Bear's home town of Nutwood.

Nov 8
Debut of Rupert Bear

K9

Interpretation of dog collar tartan from the Doctor Who K9 robot, the loyal friend to Tom Baker's Doctor between 1977 to 1981.

Nov 23
The Day of the Doctor

The Wombles

The Wombles are fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures that live in burrows, where they aim to help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in creative ways. Wombles were created by author Elisabeth Beresford, and originally appeared in a series of children's novels from 1968.[1] Although Wombles supposedly live in every country in the world, Beresford's stories are concerned with the lives of the inhabitants of the burrow on Wimbledon Common in London, England.

Feb 5
Wombles Premiere on TV

Rob Roy (1995)

Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish clan chief who battles with an unscrupulous nobleman in the Scottish Highlands.

Mar 7
the Birthday of Rob Roy MacGregor

Sir Billi

Sir Billi is a 2012 British computer animated adventure comedy feature film. Directed by Sascha Hartmann, the film stars the voices of Christopher Alexander, John Amabile, Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Patrick Doyle and Kieron Elliott.Sir Billi is an adventure about the race to save the last beaver in Scotland, led by Sir Billi; veterinarian by profession, skateboarder by passion and grandfather by love.

Apr 13
the Premiere of Sir Billi

Game of Thrones (2017)

Game of Thrones is a television adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels. The famous "Red Wedding" scene was based on at least one historical incident, "The Black Dinner" involving Clan Douglas in 1440.

Apr 14
the Final Season - Game of Thrones

Aliens (1986)

Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron and is the second installment in the Alien franchise. The film the character Ellen Ripley as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of space marines.

Apr 26
Alien Day

The Joker and Batman

The Joker is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. n his comic book appearances, the Joker is portrayed as a criminal mastermind. Introduced as a psychopath with a warped, sadistic sense of humor, the character became a goofy prankster in the late 1950s in response to regulation by the Comics Code Authority, before returning to his darker roots during the early 1970s.

May 1
Batman Day

Luke Skywalker on Tattoine

May 4
Star Wars Days (May the Fourth Be With You)

Darth Vader and Storm Troopers

May 5
Star Wars Days (Revenge of the Fifth)

Shrek in his Kilt

The first of many films related to a green and grumpy ogre with Scottish origins.

May 15
Shrek Days

The Last Supper

The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery-thriller film, adapted from Dan Brown's 2003 best-selling novel of the same name. The novel explores an alternative religious history, whose central plot point is that the Merovingian kings of France were descended from the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, encoded into the painting of Leonardo DaVinci's, "The Last Supper."

May 19
The Da Vinci Code Film Premiere

Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The story is based on Blind Harry's epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace.

May 24
the Film Premiere of Braveheart

Merida and Family

Set in the Scottish Highlands, the film tells the story of a princess named Merida who defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom by expressing the desire to not be betrothed. After consulting a witch for help, Merida accidentally transforms her mother into a bear and is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late.

Jun 22
the Premiere of the film Brave

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman.

Aug 14
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

"Scotty"

Sep 8
Star Trek Day

Blue Peter Badges

Blue Peter is a British CBBC children's television programme. It first aired in 1958 and is the longest-running children's TV show in the world. Although the show has a nautical title and theme, its current format takes the form of a magazine/entertainment show containing viewer and presenter challenges, as well as the famous arts and crafts "makes."

Oct 16
Premiere of Blue Peter

Rupert Bear

Rupert is a bear who lives with his parents in a house in Nutwood, a fictional idyllic English village. He is drawn wearing a red sweater and bright yellow checked trousers, with matching yellow scarf. Originally depicted as a brown bear, his colour soon changed to white to save on printing costs, though he remained brown on the covers of the annuals.

Nov 8
Debut of Rupert Bear

K9

K9 from the Dr. Who television series, looking very sporty in his tartan collar

Nov 23
The Day of the Doctor