This tartan was designed and registered in 1959 by Mrs Elizabeth Jean MacLean Reed of Covehead as a result of a competition to design a tartan for the island.

The colours she chose she described as follows:

The warmth and glow of the fertile soil,
The green of field and tree,
The yellow and brown of Autumn,
The white of surf or a summer snow,
Rust, green, yellow and white,
Yes! Thatís our Island Tartan.


** 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.

G/40 T4 G8 T4 G8 T36 Rust36 T2 Y8 T2 Rt36 T36 G36 T2 W/8 (CIDD: 026-08-22612)
G/40 T2 G4 T2 G4 T32 R32 T2 Y4 T2 R32 T28 G32 T2 WW/4 (STA No. 918)
G/40 T2 G4 T2 G4 T32 R32 T2 Y4 T2 R32 T28 G32 T2 WW/4 (District Tartans) and
W/4 K2 G32 K24 R24 K2 W/4 (District Tartans alternative 918a)
DG/32 DT4 DG8 DT4 DG8 T48 R56 K4 Y8 K4 R56 K48 G56 K4 W/8 (Tartans)