Fringe unveils commemorative tartan to celebrate 70th anniversary
21 August 2017
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has unveiled its very own tartan to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fringe.
Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said:
“I am delighted to present the Edinburgh Festival Fringe tartan in this special year for the Fringe as we celebrate 70 years of defying the norm. This colourful and exciting tartan represents our extraordinary festival and the special design reflects the bright, bold, creative spirit of the Fringe, the wonderful, historic city of Edinburgh and the eight theatre companies who ignited the Fringe flame back in 1947.”
The tartan, which was woven in Scotland by Ingles Buchan (Textiles) Ltd., was designed by Brian Wilton MBE, who is frequently referred to as Scotland’s ‘Tartan Ambassador’ and widely recognised as one of the world’s leading tartan designers.
Brian Wilton said: “I am extremely proud to have contributed to the 70th anniversary celebrations of such a global phenomenon as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. And how appropriate to celebrate it with tartan – the quintessential design of Scotland, the home of the world’s most exciting and unique arts festival.
The tartan not only encapsulates elements of the Fringe’s history but pays tribute to its defiant nature. It was a pleasure and an honour to be involved.”
A range of products featuring the unique tartan design, including scarves, ties, purses, wallets and luggage tags, is available to purchase in store from the edfringe shop. Fringe tartan ties and scarves are also available to purchase online.