Material gain for City with new tartan
- Thu 22 Sep 2011, 11:45AM
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
City's historic links with Scotland have resulted in the launch of a new official tartan.
Former Blues striker Bobby Johnstone (pictured below in the 1956 FA Cup final) was born in Selkirk and textile firm AS Campbell, based in the Scottish borders town, have come up with a new design that sees City become the first English club to have its own tartan.
It all started in early 2010 at charity Burns night held at the club when Roberto Mancini donned a new scarf presented to him former Selkirk FC chairman Craig Douglas, a friend of City Life President Bernard Halford.
Gerald Reilly from AS Campbell says, "Roberto Mancini wore one of our scarves on the night and one thing led to another, and the idea for the Manchester Blues tartan was born.
“Craig took the idea to his friend Bernard Halford who, along with Mike Summerbee, presented it to the board and it was approved.
“Tartan is timeless and when I saw the pallet of Manchester City colours sent to me by the club I knew they would work beautifully."
Bernard adds that, "It is fantastic for the club and when the supporters see the products in the club store I am sure they will love them."
Keep your eyes peeled for the eye-catching new City tartan in the official CityStore and in our online shop very soon!