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Tartan Details - Chestico

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

Reference: 10867
Designer: Smith, Mary, Ann & Rachel
Tartan date: 01/07/1993
Registration date: 1 August 2013
Category: District
Restrictions: Yes.
Permission to weave this tartan can be sought from: Chestico Museum & Historical Society PO Box 144, 8095 Route 19 Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada B0E 2W0 phone: 902-787-2244 web: email: [email protected]

Registration notes: Port Hood (Seastago or Chestico in Gaelic) is a small fishing village on the west coast of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. The tartan was designed in 1993 by Mary, Ann and Rachel Smith as a tribute to the community. It is managed and promoted by the Chestico Museum & Historical Society and its registration as a District tartan is supported by the Municipality of the County of Inverness. The brown in the tartan recalls the original name for Chestico, ‘Mi’kmaq’, which translates as 'sand bar'.
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