Loretto Junior School Pupils' Tartan Delight
12th February 2015

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 Highland Dress.


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.”


Jonathan Hewat, 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.”


Loretto School 

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. 

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