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The Tartan of Melrose...The Eildon Tartan

Eildon Tartan [Enlarge]

Unlike other Border towns, Melrose does not have its own tartan named after it. However, the Eildon tartan, which is produced locally by Lochcarron of Scotland is generally regarded as the town's tartan.

A mixture of colours representing those seen on the slopes of the Eildon Hills make up this extremely attractive plaid. Green represents the lush green grass fields, yellow for the whins, brown for the scree slopes, and shades of blue for the River Tweed which runs in the valley below. Many items of clothing, including kilts as well as the cloth itself are available locally.