Elvis Honoured By Presley Tartan

A special Presley tartan has been designed to honour the King of Rock and Roll's north east of Scotland roots. Elvis's alleged roots can be traced back to tiny Lonmay in Aberdeenshire. Now an official Presley of Lonmay tartan has been invented. It is made up of four different colours - blue, grey, green and yellow. The kilt even comes complete with a sporran engraved with thistles and a bald eagle - marking the Scottish and American link. Lonmay's only hotel now plans to deck itself out in the tartan in recognition of the Elvis connection. The Presley of Lonmay tartan inventor, Mike King, is a known tartan designer and director of the Aberdeen menswear and tartan hire family firm Philip King. He hopes the Presley of Lonmay tartan will win fans throughout the world. Mr King, 59, said: "I am very proud of this Presley of Lonmay tartan as I bought his records when I was younger and am a fan. "We used blue to represent the nearby town of Peterhead - the Blue Toon - as well as grey for the skies, green for countryside grass, and yellow for local cornfields. "The sporran is gold and engraved with thistles and a bald eagle to show the Scottish and American link." David Gibbins, owner of Lonmay's Ban-Car Hotel, said: "It's a great idea and I wish the kilt maker luck. It's a nice tartan. We are refurbishing our lounge so we plan to use the Presley of Lonmay tartan to re-decorate." Ian Hainey, Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board's spokesman, said: "Hopefully this is the start of entrepreneurs and local businesses moving in to take advantage of the Elvis link and help tourism in the area."
Source: BBC / Updated: Apr 12, 2004 
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jill20scotland (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2004report abuse
*blushes* :D
Charles (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 19, 2004report abuse
No comment on your reply, I'd be banned from the board.
Anyway it looks a nice tartan to wear, they might make a mini kilt in the Presley tartan for the girls Jillian so you'll be alright.
jill20scotland (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2004report abuse
ohhh boy yeah!! ;) u got that right charles! But i don't think i'd be wearing it very long, somehow..haha!!
Charles (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2004report abuse
Jillian, I bet you would like it better if Elvis was around to be beside you wearing the tartan :)
jill20scotland (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2004report abuse
lol Anderson Tartan ,Anderson Is my surname My Actual Name is Jillian Anderson (Un-related to the X-files star lol)
I'd be quite interested i wearing the Presley Tartan...bet its all cozy and warm ;)
Adzsan1973 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2004report abuse
don't know about looking for everyone wearing the presley tartan. think i'll just be on the look out for jill20scotland and this tartan mini skirt!
Charles (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2004report abuse
Next time I drive past I will be looking for everyone wearing the Presley tartan. What clan is your tartan mini?
I have a kilt outfit Modern Dress Gordon Tartan will be wearing it at a wedding in the USA later this year.
The Presley tartan may catch on in the hire shops for weddings etc.
jill20scotland (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2004report abuse
Hmm ...Interesting :) Tartan Rulez! I have a tartan mini skirt ;)

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