The official tartan for the Trade-Mart Dundee Stars has been unveiled at V&A Dundee, following a schools design competition run with local designer Hayley Scanlan and the museum. 

Primary school pupils across Tayside were challenged to design a brand-new Dundee Stars tartan in 2023, while the Tartan exhibition was on show at V&A Dundee. 

The competition ran for four weeks and over 1,000 entries were submitted. Winners were selected from every school, receiving a family ticket to any Dundee Stars home game. 

 The winning tartan was designed by Frankie Henry at Tayview Primary School, with Frankie then spending a day working alongside Hayley Scanlan to design a Dundee Stars jersey which has now been presented to the museum. Frankie also received a family season ticket and tartan Dundee Stars for himself and his siblings.  

This latest partnership builds on V&A Dundee’s long-standing work with Dundee schools, which started years before the museum was built. Last year saw every Dundee school visit the museum for free, as part of V&A Dundee’s close working with schools and Dundee City Council. 


Leonie Bell and Gary Jamieson from V&A Dundee, being presented with a signed framed Tartan jersey from Marc LeFebvre and Craig Garrigan


Michael Ward, Commercial and Community Manager of the Trade-Mart Dundee Stars, said: “We were absolutely delighted to partner with V&A Dundee and Hayley Scanlan on such a prestigious schools competition. As a family-run community club we believe in reaching out to our community as much as possible and we are always looking for new creative ways to engage. 

“We believe the spark of imagination from this competition highlights to our young people that an idea can become a tangible product which will be used for many years to come. Hopefully this initiative will give our young people the belief that they too can become the next Hayley Scanlan. 

“We look forward to future collaborations with V&A Dundee and Hayley Scanlan.” 

Gary Jamieson, Schools Development Officer at V&A Dundee, said: “Inspiring young people to be more creative is a hugely important part of the work of V&A Dundee. We work with schools across the country through many different projects, and the opportunity to connect local schools with Dundee Stars and Hayley Scanlan has been fantastic. 

“It’s always very exciting to see young people’s creativity at work and a real honour to be able to use the exhibitions at V&A Dundee to show pupils across the city how they can get involved in design.” 


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