Moves to create this tartan began in 1962 and was subsequently was developed by committee, possibly for the Centennial celebrations of Bruce County in 1967. The committee approached the Chief of the Clan Bruce, the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, to vary the colour of the Bruce sett. Lord Bruce, the Chief’s son, agreed and suggested that a blue guard be added on either side of the white stripe, symbolising Lake Huron and the area's streams.

The tartan was registered in the Lyon Court Books on the 19th January 1965 (some sources give the date as June 1964) and later approved by the County Council at a formal ceremony on the 10th July 1965.


** 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.

CW/4 RB4 R28 G8 R8 G24 R4 G24 R8 G8 R32 MY/4 (STA No. 1778)
W/8 K4 R32 G8 R8 G24 R8 G24 R8 G8 R32 K4 Y/8 (STA No. 3743, Tartans)