The Kirkin of the Tartan relates to the time in Scotland when, in 1746, the English King prohibited the wearing of the tartan and playing of Scottish music.

The Scots would hide a piece of tartan and take it to church to be blessed until the act was repealed in 1782.

The ceremony started in the USA in 1941 and consists of the Clans presenting their banners, being piped into the church, a blessing of the tartan and a brief sermon recalling the events of Culloden and the Clearances.

Morning tea to follow.