Support in Mind Scotland has launched the world's first mental health tartan.

To celebrate our rich history and to raise mental health awareness, Support in Mind Scotland is proud to have commissioned this new tartan, produced by Scottish tartan specialist Ingles Buchan.

SiMS was originally part of the UK National Schizophrenia Fellowship, set up in 1972, then became an independent Scottish charity in 1984. The organisation adopted its current operating name – Support in Mind Scotland – in 2010.

The focal point of this Support in Mind Scotland design is the sequential inclusion of the charity’s distinctive blue and green logo. The contrasting red on blue is a major element from the Campbell of Cawdor clan tartan in recognition of the late Lady Campbell of Croy’s great support for the organisation.

We plan a full launch in December and the range will include lambswool scarves and shawls, dress ties, bow ties, caps, sashes and many other products. 

Frances Simpson, SiMS chief executive, said: "This is an exciting development for Support in Mind Scotland. It's a wonderful design, with strong distinctive colours, and we think it will be really popular. It will also help us raise awareness of mental health issues and the work of Support in Mind Scotland."

Other charities, including Alzheimer Scotland and SIMBA have successfully launched tartans in recent years, and we are delighted to join them in the charity tartan clan!