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Tartan Details - Yorston (2014)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Yorston (2014)" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10989
Designer: Johnston, Betty J
Tartan date: 01/01/2014
Registration date: 12 February 2014
Category: Name
Restrictions: Yes.
Prepared for weaving by Marton Mills Co Ltd and Ingles Buchan Textiles Ltd. Applications to produce this tartan may only be made through Mr Stuart Yorston and B & B Johnston, the House of Tartans (Australia).

Registration notes: This tartan has been designed for the family name Yorston or Yorstoun, which appears in records from the 15th century. Colours: dark blue represents the blue background of the Norwegian flag and the dark Northern seas; light blue recalls the Scottish flag and family links to Scotland; red represents the Scandinavian or Nordic Cross, a symbol of liberty; white refers to the St Andrew Cross; black represents the historic border between Scotland and England; green and gold represent the family origins as tenant farmers and recorded references to artisans such as goldsmiths.
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: Mrs Betty J Johnston, Bradston Loch, 220 Gooda Creek Road, Murrumbateman, NSW, Australia, 2582
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