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Tartan Details - Cape Breton (yellow stripes)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Cape Breton (yellow stripes)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1883
STWR ref: 1883
Designer: Grant, Mrs Elizabeth
Tartan date: 01/01/1957
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: District
Registration notes: This tartan was inspired by Mrs Lillian Crewe Walsh of Glace Bay, Cape Breton, who wrote a poem in praise of Cape Breton. This poem was brought by Mrs Walsh to Mrs Grant in 1957 and the tartan designed to accord with the poem: 'Black for the wealth of our coal mines, Grey for our Cape Breton steel, Green for our lofty mountains, Our valleys and our fields; Gold for the golden sunsets, Shining bright on the lakes of Bras d'Or, To show us God's hand has lingered, T o bless Cape Breton's shores.' (Source: District Tartans, P Smith and G Teall, 1992)
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