Tartan Xbox controller

Xbox asked a Scottish kiltmaker to create an ultra-rare custom Tartan controller – here are the first pictures

One of the leading Tartan makers in Edinburgh has designed a custom Xbox controller to mark the 20th anniversary of the console’s launch in Scotland.

Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers, which has made Tartan for the Scotland national football team and the University of Edinburgh, has used Xbox’s iconic colours to create a green and black pattern for the controller that has been endorsed by the Scottish Tartans Authority and entered into The Scottish Register of Tartan.

The design was woven by Lochcarron, the oldest weaving mill in Scotland, in the Scottish Borders town of Selkirk.

Gordon Nicolson, Founder of Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers, said “It’s an honour to work in partnership with one of the biggest technology brands in the world. It’s certainly a collaboration that hadn’t sprung to mind for us, connecting kilts and games consoles, but we actually have many shared values – innovation, expression of creativity and a sense of heritage. Coming together to celebrate Xbox’s 20th anniversary is the perfect marriage for us.”

Xbox fans who want to get their hands on the ultra-rare custom Tartan controller should keep an eye on Xbox UK’s social channels tomorrow (April 28).

Graeme Boyd, Xbox EMEA Social Media Marketing Manager, said: “We are so pleased that we can celebrate the anniversary for Xbox in Scotland in a fun, authentically Scottish way. It’s fantastic that we’re able to work with innovators in a grand Scottish tradition like Gordon Nicolson, while giving something exceptional to gaming fans.”

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