This tartan was designed by Miss Evelyn B Halliday of Fort William in February 1963 to commemorate the naming of the Nor’Westers mountain range in that year.

The designer gave this explanation for the tartan’s colours:

Green is for the evergreens standing guard on the Nor’Westers’ slopes.
Brown is for the fertile farmland nestling at their feet.
Yellow is for the many hours of golden sunlight and for the autumn colourings of the birch and poplar amidst the pines.
White is for the winter’s snows and for the good skiing on the slopes.
Red is for the beautiful sunsets colouring the range.
Blue is for the waters of Loch Lomond atop Mount McKay and mighty Superior at its feet.
Black is for the district roads leading to the Nor’Westers’.


** 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.

K/2 B12 R4 W24 T4 Y8 T4 WG60 K/2 (STA No. 1067, CIDD: 026-08-27273)
K/4 B12 R2 W14 G2 Y4 G40 K/4 (STA No. 6626)
K/2 A10 R2 W16 K2 Y6 K2 G46 K/2 (STA No. 1067 variation)