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Tartan Details - Ontario, Ensign of

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

STA ref: 3140
STWR ref: none
Designer: Rotex Ltd
Tartan date: Not Specified
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: District
Restrictions:
Registration notes: According to District Tartans (Teall/Smith) it was designed in 1965 by Rotex Ltd and was inspired by the Provincial Coat of Arms granted by Queen Victoria 26/05/1868. Source: O. Leslie Hatton, Scottish Television, in 1989. Sample in Scottish Tartans Authority's Johnston Collection. The creation of the tartan inspired by the Provincial coat of arms which is the Armorial Ensign and was recognized as the symbol of Ontario for almost a century. The yellow is for the three maple leaves which appear on the green background of the coat of arms. The red is for the Cross of St. George. The black is for the bear which appears at the top of the shield. The brown is the colour-combination created by the moose on the left and the deer on the right of the shield. These five colours go to make up the tartan.
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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).

The registration criteria now applied by the Register conforms to the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008. These criteria are different to those previously applied by either the STA or the STWR. You may wish to refer to the STA website for further information on the original recording of this tartan.
 
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