The US Consulate in Scotland is set to get its own official tartan in the autumn after more than 200 years, and both Scots and Americans have been urged to vote for the final design.
The US Ambassador to the UK Jane Hartley said that the three final designs symbolised the long standing “deep connection” between Scotland and America.
The designs were created by Highland-based tartan design house Prickly Thistle founder Clare Campbell.
Prickly Thistle have previously designed bespoke tartans for the likes of Outlander star Sam Heughan’s Sassenach Spirits company, Runrig, Skyscanner and even Dennis the Menace.
The United States has had a diplomatic presence in Scotland since 1798 at its consulate in Edinburgh, but has never had an official tartan until now.
Speaking in a video on Twitter, Ms Hartley, who described herself as “a proud American with some Scottish blood” said: “Our consulate in Edinburgh has helped weave Scotland and the United States closer together since 1798, so we thought it was time to give it some proper Scottish threads.
“This fall, the US Consulate in Edinburgh will be getting its own official tartan.
“We’ve got three finalists. Each one symbolises the deep connections between Scotland and the US.
“Scotland and the United States, we want you to help us pick the final design.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon retweeted the video urging both Scots and Americans to cast their votes on the US Consulate in Edinburgh website.