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Tartan Details - Keeling

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Keeling" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10061
Designer: Jackson, Giles
Tartan date: 10/06/2009
Registration date: 19 August 2009
Category: Fashion
Restrictions: Yes. Anyone who identifies with the environmental movement is welcome to wear or display the Keeling tartan.
Liberation Kilt Co. holds exclusive rights to the Keeling tartan and all derivatives thereof, which may only be reproduced (woven, printed etc) under license. For more information contact Giles Jackson at [email protected].
Digital images of the Keeling tartan are protected by an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) license, which means you may download and share them with others as long as you credit Liberation Kilt Co.; however you cannot change them in any way or use them commercially. More info at
UK Intellectual Property Office Registration No.: 4011422 Date of registration: 10th June 2009
Registration notes: The Keeling tartan symbolises a wholesale shift in the energy basis of civilisation, from fossil fuels (grey and black track) to 100 per cent clean energy (green and yellow track). It is named in honour of the late Charles David Keeling of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, whose measurements from 1958 onwards supplied the first concrete evidence of rapidly increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, commonly known as the ‘Keeling Curve’. Today, ninety-seven percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that man-made climate change is for real. Permission to adopt the Keeling name was graciously granted by his son, Ralph Keeling, director of the Scripps CO2 Program that continues the vital measurement series to this day. See also the Keeling Dress tartan.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
Registrant details: Mr Giles Jackson, Liberation Kilt Co. Po Box 1036, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22902
[email protected]
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