Kirkin' of the Tartan

What is Kirkin’ of the Tartans: Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans is a church service following the ancient Scots tradition of blessing Scottish families by blessing clan tartans. This ancient rite began at a time when the tartan was forbidden. Fiery, independent Scots wore it secretly and had it blessed as an act of patriotism and courage.
At the present day Kirkin’, Scots wear or carry their tartans to church to be blessed in a simple act of dedication. In so doing, we acknowledge the importance of the Kirk and our own Presbyterian Heritage in shaping Scottish heritage and culture.