Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tartan Day ~ April 6th

Celebrate your Scots ancestry!  Today is National Tartan Day!

The Munroe Tartan
My immigrant ancestor William Munroe (1625 - 1718)
arrived in Massachusetts in 1651 as a prisoner of War,
captured at the Battle of Worcester during the English Civil War. 

Tartan Day is celebrated on April 6th, the date when the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320, for Scottish Independence.

Trivia:  Did you know that almost half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were of Scots descent?

Some ideas for celebrating your Scots...

1.  Read some Robert Burns, or the American version which would be Nutfield's own Robert Dinsmore, born on 7 October 1757 in Windham, New Hampshire.  You can read more about "The Rustic Bard" Dinsmore HERE.

2.  Find your clan tartan HERE.

3.  Research your Scots ancestors at Family Search with this link HERE.

     Or at MyHeritage with this link  HERE .

     Or directly at ScotlandsPeople (from Scotland!) at this link HERE .

4.  Send your Scots cousins a fun postcard from the ElectricScotland website  HERE.

5.  Tweet your love for everything Scots with @TartanDay at this link HERE .

What other fun activities can you think of for Tartan Day?


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tartan Day ~ April 6th", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 6, 2016  ( accessed [access date]). 


  1. Good to see Scotland being promoted! Thank you for the ideas.
    Family History Fun

  2. Heather, I too am from Clan Munro. I was lucky enough to have lunch with TImmie a few years ago. She described how the sett of the tartan is formed and showed me many different plaids that were all Munro tartan but all different colors. So interesting.