Sunday was the first time I'd attended a Kirking o' the Tartans service which seems to have generated not from Scottish Legend but originated after WWII in New York Presbyterian Church, Washington D.C. as a blessing for Scottish/Americans. However, some think the blessing of the tartans may have resulted from the Act of Prosciption in 1716 which banned the wearing of Scottish Tartans and clansmen smuggled a small piece of tartan into Scottish churches to be blessed.
Regardless, it was a lovely service (accompanied by Scottish bagpipes) at 1st Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. Reverend Douglas Stevenson was a guest from Cullen, Scotland where he preaches at an 800 year old church. My dad was from Scotland and although he's been gone for a number of years, hearing a Scottish accent still brings a tear to my eye.