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Tartan Details - Prince Edward Island

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

STA ref: 918
STWR ref: 918
Designer: Reed, Mrs Jean
Tartan date: 01/01/1960
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: District
Registration notes: Close to and once part of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island lies just north of its old 'parent' in the huge Gulf of St. Lawrence. Originally called St John's Island, its name was changed in 1798 in honour of Queen Victoria's father, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent who, at the time, was in command of the British Forces in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With its population predominantly of Scottish extraction it's not surprising that an official tartan design competition was held in 1960 which was won by Mrs Jean Reid of Covehead, York. The colours she chose were described as follows: 'Red for the warmth and glow of the fertile soil, green for the field and tree, yellow and brown for Autumn and white for the surf or a summer snow.
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Where tartans were recorded before the establishment of the Scottish Register of Tartans (SRT) on 5 February 2009, the original Scottish Tartans Authority (STA) and the Scottish Tartans World Register (STWR) reference numbers have been retained. The new SRT reference number can be found in the address box on your browser (url).

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