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Tartan Details - Red Thistle

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

Reference: 11843
Designer: Savage, Deborah
Tartan date: 01/06/2017
Registration date: 3 July 2017
Category: Other
Registration notes: Designed as a tribute to The Red Thistle Dancers, a Scottish Country and Highland Dance performance group based in the San Francisco Bay Area, who take as their namesake, the California native red thistle. This tartan is based on the California State tartan, birthplace of The Red Thistle Dancers in 1973. Colours: Highland Green for the Scottish Highlands of Highland Dancing, Parchment for the Scroll of Honour awarded to the Directors of The Red Thistle Dancers by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Reds and crimsons for the California red thistle native species (Cirsium occidentale and Cirsium arizonicum).
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