The tartan was registered with the Scottish Tartans Authority in August 2008.

Dark blue was chosen to represent the deep, icy, blue waters, which were and still are vital to the people, and the richness of the blue depicts the richness of the culture. The blue also reflects the importance of hunting to Inuit culture.

White is used four times to represent the great impact that ice and snow has upon the lifestyle in the north and also depicting the purity of the new Territory.

Yellow represents the return of the sun to the north every year, the warmth of its people and the bright future ahead,

Light purple represents the Territorial Flower, the Saxifrage, and

Black represents the vast mineral resources found within the tundra of the north.


** 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.

DB/120 W2 Y8 K8 W2 LV16 W/4 (STA No. 7705)