The Scottish FA has teamed up with two award-winning Scottish companies to create a bespoke range of clothing and accessories for players, fans and fahionistas alike using the world-famous Harris Tweed fabric.
Harris Tweed Hebrides of Shawbost in Lewis and Edinburgh fashion house Walker Slater were commissioned by the Scottish FA to produce a range of jackets and accessories using a design which combines the dark blue of the Scotland jersey with the sky blue of the Saltire.
National coach Gordon Strachan and the Scotland squad have been fitted out with their official Harris Tweed jackets and Gordon has declared the new range a winner.
He said: “The Scotland fans arrive at games dressed for the occasion and now we will be able to do the same, through Harris Tweed. It is really smart and it will help bring us all together, players and fans alike”.
Brian Wilson, chairman of Harris Tweed Hebrides, said: “It’s a great partnership which links the national team to Scotland’s most iconic fabric. The idea was to produce something both Scottish and stylish which works both for players and supporters”.
This was confirmed by Scotland captain, Scott Brown, who added: “The players all like this outfit and will enjoy wearing it. It looks great and is a lot more casual than what we are normally asked to wear. Everyone is looking for something classy and distinctive so I think Harris Tweed is a good fit for the Scotland national team”.
The range is now available exclusively from Edinburgh-based Walker Slater and will be rolled out in response to demand. Paul Walker, the tailoring firm’s managing director, said that they were proud to have worked with the SFA and Harris Tweed Hebrides to create “a classic but edgy collection”.
Paul said: “A strong-looking tweed was needed for this project and that’s exactly what we got from Harris Tweed Hebrides. It’s a deep, rich design and perfectly fits the range we have produced. The players’ response was very encouraging and I’m sure it will be shared by the supporters.
The new Harris Tweed Hebrides range is available now from: website