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Tartan Details - St Ninian's Day

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "St Ninian's Day" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10282
Designer: Newsome, Matthew
Tartan date: 01/08/2010
Registration date: 23 September 2010
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes. A limited edition tartan for which the copyright is held by the Scottish Tartans Authority and the weaving is restricted to Ingles Buchan of Glasgow.



Registration notes: Designed by Matthew Newsome, a governor of the STA and the Director of the Scottish Tartans Museum in Franklin, North Carolina, USA, in honour of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Scotland on 16th September 2010, St Ninian's Day. St Ninian was the earliest Christian missionary to travel to Scotland and is credited with establishing the church at Whithorn. Colours: the white and red together reflect the theme of the papal visit: 'cor ad cor loquitor' or 'heart speaks to heart' which is the motto and colours of the Arms of Cardinal Newman, beatified by Benedict XVI during his 2010 visit to the UK. White and yellow reflect the heraldic colours of the Vatican; white and blue represent Scotland and greens used were inspired by the lichens growing on the stones on Whithorn. The broad white pivot contains eight threads, one for each Roman Catholic Diocese in Scotland. The total thread count from pivot to pivot is 452, which is the number of Catholic parishes in Scotland at the time of the papal visit.
Registrant details: Mr Brian Wilton, Garden Studio 25, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, PH7 3AY
brian@tartanambassador.co.uk
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