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PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA

DESCRIPTION

This is the oldest Provincial tartan in Canada and was designed in 1953 almost accidently. Mrs Bessie Murray was President of the Halifax Weavers’ Guild and designed a trade display on sheep rearing. In it, a shepherd wore a tartan and to avoid showing favouritism she designed a completely new one that proved to be so popular that in 1955 it was adopted as the official provincial tartan by an Order in Council. It was the first tartan recorded in Lyon Court Book as LCB 5 on 1st March 1956.

    The colours represent:

    the blue of the sea;
    the dark and light greens of the evergreens and deciduous trees;
    the white of the surf;
    the gold of Nova Scotia’s Royal Charter and
    the red from the lion rampant on the Province’s arms.

SETT

R/2 Y4 G16 LG8 G4 LG4 G4 B40 W/4 (ITI No. 1713 - CIDD: 026-08-19590)