As part of the 175th anniversary celebrations, EIS Executive agreed that the Institute should commission a bespoke tartan for use on a variety of different items, in the 175th anniversary year and beyond.

The EIS engaged the services of leading Tartan Designer, Brian Wilton and, from a shortlist of five designs presented to them, the 175th anniversary working group selected the design.

The colours are consistent with those utilised by the EIS in other areas, including those on graduation robes, the website, the Institute’s coat of arms and the national banner.

Moving forward, the tartan will become an important component of the Institute’s identity. The tartan will be used as the cover of the next EIS diary, which will be sent out to all members with the May edition of the SEJ. A range of merchandise is also being produced making use of the EIS tartan.