When I was young I always believed tartan had a history of heritage and/or family.
As the years have rolled by tartan, doing its best to keep up to date with fashion and a modern society, has widened its appeal to sport, music and other areas of Scottish culture.
Now it's London's turn. The above 'London tartan' was designed by a philosophy student from Dorset and was selected by judges including Robbie Coltrane and his compatriot, the poet Jackie Kay.
James Heafield, 22, explained his design. "I started with a prominent red background as I feel it is one of the most closely associated colours with the city of London, not least because of the traditional red London buses but also because it adds a regal nature to the tartan symbolising the capital's noble past as the centre of British life.
"The red also makes reference to the royal family who reside at Buckingham Palace as well as more general British institutions such as red phone boxes and red post boxes.
"I then added a black line to symbolise the famous London black cabs and added a white line to subtly suggest road markings as a representation of the many London streets that make up the capital.
"Next I inserted a green line hidden between the red, black and white to represent the great London parks, such as Hyde Park, Regent Park and Greenwich Par, that are hidden between the London streets. Lastly I added thin blue lines that run across the tartan like the River Thames runs across the city.
Congratulations to James. Moss Bros will already have their order in for a considerable amount of cloth I suspect as Scotland continues to be a popular wedding venue for those from south of the border and overseas. We'll be seeing quite a bit of the London tartan here no doubt - not that I mind because it's certainly quite pleasing to the eye.