The Tartan Toast
Scottish Field Reports
This is the first time that a literary character has had their own tartan approved by the Scottish Register of Tartans. Holmes was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who was born in Edinburgh and gained his medical degree from Edinburgh University.
Appropriately, the official launch party took place on Thursday, 22 March, at the Royal College of Physicians on Queen Street in Edinburgh.
Photography courtesy of Scottish Field (in order from top down)
The Sherlock Holmes Tartan launch night at The Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, with Great, Great, Great Step Grandson Harry Chamberlain (left) and Great-Great step granddaughter Tania Henzell, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s great-nephew Richard Doyle.
Verity Shaw, Mike Beggs and Cathrine Beggs (great-niece of Arthur Conan Doyle) celebrate the launch of the new tartan
The Sherlock Holmes tartan was approved by (from left) Mark Henzell, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s step great great grandsons Jeffrey Pooley, and Simon Humphrey-Adam, who feature it on their ties.