The Sound of Iona tartan has recently been designed and woven in Scotland and was inspired by the colours of the sand, sea and rocks of Iona.
Lying off the west coast of Scotland, the island of Iona has the mighty Atlantic Ocean on its western shore and the shallow waters of the Sound of Iona separating it from its near neighbour the Isle of Mull.
For centuries Iona has been a place of pilgrimage and today’s visitors still seek out the tranquil, spiritual and peaceful atmosphere of the island.
In the early 20th century, F.C.B Cadell, Samuel Peploe and J.D Fergusson, the Scottish colourists made regular painting trips to the island. Their famous seascapes reflect Iona’s vibrant colours and photographers and painters continue to visit to capture the clear light.