A flash of tartan says a lot in an outfit, whether you are a Scot abroad, or are attending a Burn’s supper, a ceilidh or it’s a New Year shindig, tartan shouts a Scottish affiliation that can’t be mistaken.

Tartan Touch is a clothing range based in Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, designed and created by Inger Helen Vorley. The range, as the name suggests has a touch of tartan on each piece. There are 12 different dress styles and three tops to choose from. And if you can’t find a style that suits your needs, then Inger will have a bespoke one made, using any tartan that you desire.

Inger is Norwegian, and opened a clothes shop here in 2003, The Fountain, in Inverurie. She was invited to a Burns Supper and wanted something with a little tartan on it, and after an extensive search, couldn’t find anything that was suitable. So, she made her own.

Inger picked up a black velvet dress from a charity shop and changed the yellow collar it came with to a tartan one. She was amazed by the feedback she was getting throughout the evening, asking where she got it and commenting on how flattering it was.

She thought there might be something in this, and made 15 different prototype dresses and for three months displayed them in her shop to get feedback from customers, and it was overwhelmingly positive.

Having worked on Tartan Touch for seven years, Inger has expanded her range to offer other colours of velvet dresses as well as black. If you want navy, purple, green, red, whatever your heart desires, it can be create for you.

If you do want to have a dress made, just pop into the shop, and you will be measured, try on the different styles of dress available to find out what style suits your body shape. Then it may take a couple of more fittings until the dress is perfect. Inger does say that the first thing she always asks her clients is: “When do you need it for?”

Of course, not everyone has time to have a dress designed, there is plenty of stock on the peg that can be bought from the shop at any time, and with so many styles of dress you are bound to find the perfect fit. There is also a lovely range of bolero jackets which provide a little more shoulder cover should you need it.

Inger has noticed the trend for ladies to come into the shop to have their dress personalised to complement the tartan kilts of a wedding they are attending, whether they are the mother of the bride/groom or a guest.

“We are never pushy, we want our customers to leave the shop feeling amazing with an outfit they will love wearing.”

You can also have bespoke jewellery made to suit the colour of your outfit, made by Inger. She did say she's a busy women!

New stock arrives constantly, and the shop caters for sizes 8-24.

For more details go to: www.tartantouch.co.uk

The Fountain occasion wear shop is at Port Elphinstone, in Inverurie.