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Tartan Day

Tartan Day is a celebration of the repeal of The Dress Act 1745. It was part of the Act of Proscription which came into force on 1 August 1746 and made wearing "the Highland Dress" including tartan or a kilt illegal in Scotland. The Act was part of a series of measures attempting to bring the warrior clans under government control. The law was repealed on the 1st of July in 1782. This date is also the anniversary of The Battle of the Somme. This battle was one of the worst of the whole of WW1; on the first day alone – the 1st July 1916 – the British Army lost 60,000 men. During our Tartan Day celebration we will pause to memorialize those lost in the battle and listen to a slow air on the Great Highland Pipes. 

Put on some plaid and come celebrate our Scottish heritage and raise a glass for those who fell in the terrible battle.

Earlier Event: June 29
Everyday Short Stories
Later Event: July 3
Dependence Day!