Scottish Economic Society 

SES 'Adam Smith' Tartan released!

Published on 05/20/11
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 The Scottish Economics Society has created a new corporate tartan that honours the great Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith.

 

Scottish Economics Society
The “Adam Smith” Tartan

The Scottish Economics Society has created a new corporate tartan that honours the great Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith.

Adam Smith was born to Margaret Douglas in Kirkcaldy, Fife in 1723. He is best known for his book An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, a classic of modern economics beloved by free market advocates, which he published in 1776. He became a founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and he died in the city on 17 July 1790.

His father, also named Adam Smith, was a lawyer, civil servant, and widower. He married Margaret Douglas in 1720, but died shortly before their son was born. Adam Smith was raised in Kirkcaldy by his widowed mother, lived with her for most of his life and never married.

We have therefore created a new tartan design that combines the Ancient Smith tartan (dating from 1886) with the Douglas Hunting tartan (dating from pre-1819), thereby honouring Margaret Douglas’s important role in raising Adam Smith as a widow.

The Scottish Economics Society “Adam Smith” tartan was officially launched at a conference of the society, during a special event hosted by Dewar’s World of Whisky, Aberfeldy Distillery, Perthshire on Tuesday April 5th, 2011.

The new tartan was designed by Dr David Wishart, Honorary Fellow of the School of Management, University of St Andrews. It was registered with The Scottish Register of Tartans on October 6th, 2010 Registration Number 10,290.
 

 

 

 

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