In celebration of National Tartan Day, we will be hosting our inaugural Tartan Gala on April 13th, 2024
Stay tuned for details!
Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish Heritage that is held on April 6th, the day on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The concept of Tartan Day began at a meeting of the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia on 09 March 1986. The concept began with the following motion to the Federation:
"That we establish a day known as
'Tartan Day'. This to be a day chosen to promote Scottish Heritage by the most visible means. The wearing of the Scottish attire, especially in places where the kilt is not ordinarily worn, i.e.: work, play or worship."
On December 19, 1991, in response to action initiated by the Clans & Scottish Societies of Canada, the Ontario Legislature passed a resolution proclaiming April 6 as Tartan Day, following the example of other Canadian provinces. Here in Alberta, Tartan Day was officially proclaimed by the Alberta Government on April 6, 1992.