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New tartan marks landmark for Scottish charity

Wednesday 28th February 2018

St. Vincent's Hospice have continued to mark their 30th Anniversary year with the unveiling of their official tartan.

Created by Houston Kiltmakers and listed on the Scottish Register of Tartans (number: 12069), it is a unique blend of the Hospice’s official colours, celebrating the history and legacy of care that St. Vincent’s has provided the community for 30 years.

Since opening their doors in 1988, St. Vincent’s Hospice has provided specialist palliative and end of life care for individuals and families affected by life limiting conditions across Renfrewshire, caring for hundreds every year.

Chief Executive, Kate Lennon, said: “We wanted something really special that not only celebrates the heritage and history of everything we have accomplished over the last 30 years, but marks a new chapter in our development. The tartan is absolutely perfect and we owe Houston’s a huge thanks for this fantastic gesture and all their hard work.

“Three decades ago, St. Vincent’s opened its doors for the first time, to help care for some of the most vulnerable in our community. Since that time, it has taken countless hours of hard work, dedication and support from staff, volunteers and members of the community to allow us to accomplish more than we had dared imagine in the early days.

“This tartan is a recognition of all of that, and we hope that people will wear the St. Vincent’s Tartan with pride as we prepare for the next 30 years and beyond.”

Ken MacDonald from Houston’s Kiltmaker’s commented saying: “We are very proud of our commitment to supporting local charities, and are delighted that we were able to help St. Vincent’s celebrate this special occasion. Using their official colours, we created a design that is unique to the Hospice and will let you show your support for all the amazing work they do with style and tradition.”  

The official Tartan of St. Vincent’s Hospice is now available, and can be worn in a variety of materials and styles. For more information, visit or to support St. Vincent’s, visit:

New tartan marks landmark for Scottish charity