25 of the most unusual and intriguing registered Scottish tartans

Synonymous with Scotland, tartan comes in many forms, from the tradtional to the modern, here are some of the most unusual registered Scottish tartans.

Picture: SWNS
Picture: SWNS

There are now over 7,000 different variations of tartan registered with the Scottish Tartan Register - the only official government register for tartan in Scotland.

The tartan was designed by William Chalmers of Kilsyth. An authentic Scottish Tartan for all Europeans, the squares are worked round the twelve stars on the European Union Flag.

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Popular food chain Nando's registered their tartan in January 2017 incorporating the corporate colours of the UK restaurant chain.
Originally designed in 1969 as the Barr tartan, by Howe design. It was redesigned in 97 and the name was changed to Irn Bru. The colours are based on the brand label.
Reportedly designed by Janet Helm Presents Tartan - a Vancouver design company - for Coca Cola to use in a promotion.
This tartan was registered in 2011 and was designed to reflect the corporate colours and design style of the international chain, Hard Rock Cafe.
Despite the name this refers to the dance troupe who performed in kilts of this tartan at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005. The group is a regular fixture at the Fringe Festival every year.
Designed by Lochcarron for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. J.M.Barrie donated all the rights to Peter Pan to the Hospital in 1929, confirmed in his will in 1937.
Jews around the world are now able to dress in an official kosher tartan. The design was created by Mendel Jacobs, the only Scots-born Rabbi living north of the border, in 2016.
Ronnie Hek designed this special tartan for the LGBT community in 2000. Dubbed Rainbow tartan, the pattern was created to incorporate the colours of the rainbow celebrating diversity
Designed by an Elvis Tribute Artist, this tartan incorporates the star's favourite colour pink plus a gold band to represent his legendary number of Gold Discs.
Designed on behalf of Charles Cockell, Professor of Astrobiology at Edinburgh University, this tartan is intended to be worn during Mars science, exploration and outreach activities.
Organised by Dunedin (Florida) local doctor Pat Snair and designed and woven by Lochcarron of Scotland for the Toronto Blue Jays - the Canadian city's baseball team which does its winter training in Florida.
This tartan was created for the exclusive use of the team, fans and supporters of and those associated with the New York Jets NFL team.
This tartan was inspired by the spirit of Christmas, with the green representing Frankincense, the red representing Myrrh and the yellow representing gold, the colour of kingship.
A colourful and striking tartan reflecting and celebrating Sanrio's world famous character, Hello Kitty.
Registered in 2007, this tartan was probably designed for the Shrek series of films.
Commissioned for use for the FBI Pipe Band from Thomas Gordon & Sons of Glasgow but now regarded as being the FBI tartan.
Designed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the internet and the invention of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989.
The personal tartan of professional wrestler Roddy ('Rowdy') the Piper (Roderick Toombs from Winnipeg) who was also a piper with the City of Toronto Pipe Band in 1969.
This tartan was commissioned by the Hunter Foundation to commemorate the visit of former US President Barack Obama when he flew in to Scotland in May 2017.
Ancient MacDuck, old colours, as worn by Scrooge MacDuck, uncle to the famous cartoon character Donald Duck and Great Uncle to Huey, Duey and Luey.
The creator of Sherlock Holmes was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was born in Scotland with Irish ancestry, hence the blue and green in the tartan.
Designed by Rocky Roeger of USAKilts.com for an Irish-American Punk Rock band in Boston, Massachusetts, USA named Dropkick Murphys
This was supposedly reconstructed from a fragment and photo of a deck chair on the SS Titanic.
Celebrating the 4th in the 'Riddick' film franchise, this tartan has 4 colours, each of which has threads divisible by 4.