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Tartan Details - Taiwan Scottish

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

Reference: 10371
Designer: Kinloch Anderson
Tartan date: 15/12/2010
Registration date: 28 February 2011
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes. Exclusively designed by Kinloch Anderson for the Taiwanese Community in Scotland. Restricted availability, please contact Kinloch Anderson regarding use.

Registration notes: The tartan was designed to mark the centennial of the founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and was commissioned by the Taiwanese Community in Scotland. It is welcomed by the Taipei Representative Office in the UK Edinburgh Office and is planned to feature in the Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Europe, Edinburgh, May 2011 Conference. In order to give the tartan a strong Scottish background but with universal implications the design was based on the sett of the Caledonian Tartan. Elements of the Mackay Tartan, and the Maxwell Tartan were also used to reflect the importance of two Scottish missionaries to Taiwan, Dr George Leslie Mackay and Dr James Maxwell, recognised for their work in the fields of religion, education and medicine. The main colours used in the design are taken from the National Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) where blue represents democracy, red represents nationalism and white represents people’s livelihoods. The white overcheck passes through the blue thereby reflecting the Scottish Saltire. There are also 12 rays of the sun shown on the National Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and these rays represent the 12 months of the year and are translated in the tartan as 12 overchecks spread throughout the design.
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.
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