"Tartan is a symbol of kinship and belonging, internationally recognized as an integral part of the character of Scotland. Tartan tells a story of the past, the land and the people."
Many people proudly wear the tartan that represents their ancestry and family history. You may want to research your family background, related clan or district. I can help you with that. You may choose a tartan just because you like it. There are hundreds of tartans to choose from in a number of varieties:
The Scottish Tartans Authority has a wonderful tartan finder online.
Scottish tartan mills:
The same tartans from different mills will look different because the tones of the standard colors will vary. Many tartans have "hunting" green or brown, and "dress" white ground versions. The above mills produce tartans in "Modern" bright, deep colors as well as in softer Ancient colors, Weathered colors or Muted colors.