Krakow receives its very own tartan
On Sunday, October 1st Frank Ross Lord Provost of Edinburgh officially presented the tartan to Krakow’s Mayor Jacek Majchrowski. The tartan was weaved in Dalgleish - one of Scotland’s last traditional tartan mills.
The celebration of the tartan in Krakow: started with the Saturday picnic in the Planty Garden featuring Scottish music performed by Edinburgh band Scotpipe and Scottish dance shows. The youngest participants listened to Scottish legends while enjoying typical Scottish cookies. Some of them also tried on kilts and other Scottish garments.
Later that day, the Scottish Tartan Festival continued in Mały Rynek, where Krakovians were getting familiar with Scotland’s rich heritage, listening to legends and stories of tartans and kilts followed by a screening of Alex ingle’s film on the making of Krakow’s tartan. The designer of Krakow’s tartan was also there to talk about his concept and inspiration. We also had a chance to meet Scots who made Krakow their home and listen to their life stories. The evening finished with a lesson in Scottish dances offered by Krakovian dancers of the Jane Austen dance school.
On Sunday, October 1st Lord Provost of Edinburgh, followed by the Scotpipe band, dancers, representatives of the Scottish-Polish community and many Krakovians, led a colorful parade through the streets of old Krakow. The parade ended with the official presentation of the Krakow Tartan to the Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski.