This complicated tartan was designed by the Loomcrofters in Gagetown and was adopted by the province in 1959. It was registered with CIPO on the 27th April 1959. The tartan was entered in the Lord Lyon’s books but in such a complicated form as to be incomprehensible.
The colours are:
forest green for lumbering;
meadow green for agriculture;
blue for the coastal and inland waters and
an interweaving of gold, symbol of the province’s potential wealth.
The red blocks signify the loyalty and devotion of the early Loyalist settlers and the Royal New Brunswick Regiment.
The brown band commemorates the ‘beaver’ from Lord Beaverbrook the press baron who is said to have commissioned the first weaving.
** If you intend to weave or otherwise use any of these patterns, please be aware that you may need
the written permission of the designer or producer. This information can be found in the Scottish Register of Tartans.
A/2 DY2 A2 G2 LG4 G4 LG4 G4 LG4 G2 A2 DY2 A2 DY2 A2 G56 R18 T10 R30 DY4 R8 T32 R20 A8 DY6 N4 DY2 R48 G56 A2 DY2 A2 DY2 A2 G2 LG4 G4 LG4 G4 LG4 G2 A2 DY2 A/2 (STA No. 1880 - CIDD: 026-08-22448)
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