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Tartan Details - Somerset

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

STA ref: 831
STWR ref: 831
Designer: Sheard, Roy
Tartan date: 01/01/1987
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: District
Registration notes: From 'District Tartans' Roy Sheard was from the Coldharbour Trust. Blue is the river at Chatworthy, Brown is the withies at Rhines, Black is the peat on Sedgemoor, Grey shows the colour of Glastonbury Abbey and Wells Cathedral, Pink represents the Cheddar Pinks which grow in the Cheddar Gorge, favourite of Victorian visitors, Green portrays the Quantock hills and the wilderness of Exmoor. As at 21 January 2005 this tartan was being woven in worsted weight at Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon. D.C. Dalgliesh apparently wove this in later years with white in place of grey. April 2006 - Sole world distribution rights held by 'Kilts by Lindsay' of West Lothian Scotland.
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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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