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We all have a story to tell. A story, an exploration that takes us on a journey through heritage, provenance and passion. Creating something unique, creating a legacy....

At home on the Black Isle is where you will find the Prickly Thistle design studio, and it is here in the rugged Highlands that provides us with our inspiration.  The snow topped mountains of the West Coast, the often glassy Cromarty Firth and the patchwork of fields and forestry that chequer the land in between. Prickly Thistle has a burning passion to share with the world the memorable and personal experience of creating heritage in a bespoke tartan design. We all long for a sense of belonging and a unique identity, and nothing says it with more pride than with a bespoke tartan cloth.

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We discover your unique story

Design

We design your tartan and collection

Expertise

Your tartan collection is made in Scotland

Legacy

We create legacy, heritage, provenance

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Made in Scotland

Our design process takes your story and creates a personalised tartan that captures all of the emotion. Starting with the design consultation we learn about you and assist with researching your heritage. A range of designs are then produced for your selection. The next chapter on your tartan journey will take you to the oldest spinners and ancient looms of Scotland. A behind the scenes experience, spinning your yarns, weaving your cloth and then to be taken home to the Highlands to create your bespoke product collection.

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