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19 January 2020
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Tartan Details - Nova Scotia (Province)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Nova Scotia (Province)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1713
STWR ref: 1713
Designer: Murray, Mrs Douglas (Bessie)
Tartan date: 01/01/1953
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: District
Restrictions:
Registration notes: The Atlantic province of Nova Scotia, New Scotland, was first mentioned in 1621 on a land charter. This is the oldest Provincial tartan in Canada and was designed in 1953 almost by accident. Mrs Bessie Murray was President of the Halifax Weavers' Guild and designed a trade display on sheep rearing. In it, a shepherd wore a tartan and to avoid showing favouritism she designed a completely new one that proved to be so popular that in 1963 it was adopted as the official provincial tartan. The colours represent the blue of the sea and sky; the dark and light greens of the evergreens and deciduous trees; the white of the rocks and coastline surf; the gold of Nova Scotia's Royal Charter and the red from the lion rampant on the Province's crest. From a specimen supplied by Tartan House Ltd, Halifax, NS at the request of the Dept of Trade and Industry Halifax, NS. Recorded in Lord Lyon Book - LCB 5 on 1st March 1956. Lyon count: R2 Y4 DG16 LG8 DG4 LG4 DG4 B40 W4.
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