Sherlock Holmes has a new official tartan – and it’s been kept in the family.
Tania Henzell has designed the new tartan, and she is the step great, great granddaughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.
This new creation is titled the Sherlock Holmes Tartan.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was of Irish descent and was born and brought up in Edinburgh, where he went to university to study medicine.
He then moved to Portsmouth where he became a doctor and soon after began his detective series with the first book Study in Scarlet, using his medical knowledge.
The Sherlock Holmes Tartan has muted green and blue base colours, an ice blue stripe edged with soft brown, and a bright yellow stripe edged with a darker green. The tartan is registered with the Scottish Registry of Tartans.
There will be clothing merchandise coming soon for men and women from deeerstalkers, waistcoats, capes, trews and skirts.
Meanwhile Tania is making handbags and faux fur hats as well as cushion covers, ties, braces and cummerbunds from the Sherlock Holmes tartan, which can be ordered on line now.
Sherlock Holmes has enjoyed a 21st century renaissance, under Scottish executive producer and writer Steven Moffat, from Paisley. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the BBC series has captured the imagination of the North American and Asian markets.
The Sherlock Holmes Tartan is expected to be in great demand worldwide.