Merchandise featuring the newly-created James Watt Commemorative Tartan is now on sale. Ties, rosettes, umbrellas, travel mugs and pens are available … and kilts may follow.
The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock is currently selling a selection of the Watt merchandise. A similar range of products will be available from the town’s James Watt Institution – which includes the McLean Museum and Art Gallery – when it reopens towards the end of the year.
Other local shops in the area are also expected to stock items featuring the new Watt Tartan, which was created by Inverclyde Council.
Councillor Martin Brennan, Provost of Inverclyde, said: “James Watt is one of Inverclyde’s most famous citizens. His impact on Britain and the world was enormous. He was a hugely accomplished scientist and inventor and we felt it was appropriate that there should be a tartan named after him.”