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Tartan Details - Romantic Scotland (Madonna)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Romantic Scotland (Madonna)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 3982
STWR ref: 2883
Designer: Gillespie, John
Tartan date: 01/01/2001
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Commemorative
Registration notes: Designed by John Gillespie of Johnstons of Elgin. Colours: Blue - after Madonna's early 'True Blue' album; yellow - after her 'Blonde Ambition' tour; pearl white - after 'Like A Virgin'; purple - to represent Scottish heather. A three line over-check echoes the style of the Ritchie tartan, and elements of the New York City Fire Brigade, the America St Andrews Bicentennial and the Sutherland tartans are all incorporated in the new design. Woven by Johnstons of Elgin. Original count was half of the one shown here and gave a sett size of 2 inches (50cms). What appears to be black is in fact navy blue. Originally named the Madonna tartan and produced to thank her for marrying Guy Ritchie at Dornoch Cathedral and Skibo Castle in 2001.
Information notes: Woven sample held by the Scottish Tartans Authority.
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