The Scottish Tartans Museum needs you...

Dear Friends, Members, and Loyal Supporters,

Our country has been greatly influenced by Scottish heritage. The Scots were some of the first settlers. It seems natural that the only museum in the US dedicated to Scottish highland dress is located right here in Franklin, the heart of Scots-Irish settlement. We hope that you agree with us that the Scottish Tartans Museum is vital in telling the story of our heritage and keeping it alive.

Due to the pandemic, sales in our shop, which support the operation of the museum, have dropped dramatically. All of the southeast regional highland games, a critical source of income for the museum, have been canceled. As a result, we find ourselves in a difficult financial situation that could threaten the future of the museum.

We know that times are difficult for many. If you can give, any amount would help. If you can't help financially, we still appreciate your support. We need to raise $25,000 to continue serving thousands of visitors and customers we serve on a yearly basis including school children, families, and individuals who travel from all over the states to visit us. Again, any amount will help us carry on with our mission to keep the Scottish heritage alive.

We accept donations by mail, phone at 828-524-7472, and online at We take all major credit cards.

The Scottish Tartans Museum and Heritage Center, Inc.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Jim Akins FSA Scot