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Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland at National Museum of Scotland [Edinburgh]

Tartan Dress
Tartan Dress ©

For the past few centuries, Scotland has been romanticised in the arts through the use of tartan, bagpipes, Highland landscapes and heroic history. This exhibition examines the formation of this romantic image and how it was used to represent Scotland around the world. An extensive loan from the Royal Collection includes tartan ensembles worn by Queen Victoria and her eldest son, later King Edward (VII in England), and Scottish arms including a child-size broadsword made for the future George IV.

Other items from the Royal Collection are on long-term loan to the National Museum of Scotland.  

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