With Burns’ night just around
the corner, it seemed wholly appropriate that Loretto Junior School pupils were
immersed in all things tartan when they had a visit from Mrs Deidre
Kinloch Anderson OBE, Senior Director at Kinloch Anderson, an Edinburgh family
company since 1868, renowned experts in Kilts, Tartans and all aspects of
The Year 7 pupils were set a highly creative design
challenge project where they were asked to think about why they like tartan,
their favourite tartan and were asked to draw a tartan picture.
Mrs Kinloch Anderson
visited Loretto Junior School and gave a history of tartan, its significance and
awarded prizes to the children and afterwards said, “All the entries are all so
good it has been very difficult to choose. My criteria were based on effort,
writing and reasons given and understanding of tartan as a woven fabric.”
Director of External Affairs at Loretto School, said, “We are most grateful to
Mrs Kinloch Anderson for inspiring the children. They greatly enjoyed hearing
all about the history of tartan and the project that the children undertook
made them think carefully about the origins and huge importance of tartan.”
Set in a leafy campus just outside Edinburgh near East Lothian's coastline, Loretto provides an all‐round education for around 630 boys and girls – boarders and day pupils ‐ aged 3‐18. The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for children aged 3‐12, and the Senior School for those aged 12‐18.
Founded in 1827 as Scotland's original boarding school, Loretto is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit.