Our Story

Tartan Online is owned by Ingles Buchan (Textyles ltd). Since the beginning of the company, Ingles was obsessed with extraordinary levels of customer service, travelling the length and breadth of Scotland from his hometown of Galashiels to visit customers both big and small. Knowing the importance of integrity in the tartan industry, Ingles Buchan always had their cloth woven at the Anthony Haines textile mill in Scottish border town of Selkirk.

Buying tartan products & tartan fabric from Ingles Buchan not only invests in authentic tartans woven in Scotland, but also supports the rich textile history of our family owned firm and mill.

After serving as a World War II Spitfire fighter pilot, Ingles Buchan worked as a weaver in his family business of Lochcarron Handloom Weavers. In the 1960’s Ingles started out on his own and began Ingles Buchan Textiles as we know it today.

In 1986, Ingles Buchan retired and the company was passed into the trusted hands of the Brown family, who own and operate Ingles Buchan today. Subsequently, when the mill owner Anthony Haines retired, to keep the thread of this incredible textile history together, the Brown family bought the mill in Selkirk and continue to exclusively weave their 600 tartan fabrics here to this day.

When Alistair and Jean Brown retired, Ingles Buchan was passed on to their son Colin Brown who is now the owner of Ingles Buchan Textiles, the Vice Chairman of Scottish Tartans Authority & past deacon of Incorporation of Glasgow Weavers. Ingles Buchan now creates tartans for a wide range of industries, including Traditional Scottish Retail, Corporate Branding & Promotion, Tourism, Clans, Castles, Dance and the Film Industry with one of their most successful recent projects being the design and production of tartan featured in the globally successful TV show, Outlander.