This tartan was designed by Eva Connor of Timmins in Ontario. It was registered with CIPO on the 11th June 1956. It was originally designed to represent the Porcupine Gold Mining Camp. Connor notes that:
Each of the nine colours represent a natural resource or tradition on which the area was developed, on which it is growing or progressing or which means future prosperity. GOLD represents the ore worth a king's ransom about which the Porcupine district was developed. RED stands for the royal emblem of Ontario. BROWN and BEIGE is for the lonely porcupine after which the district was named. COPPER for the native Indian of the area. GREEN is for the productive forests of pulp and timber. GREY represents the clay belt of rich agriculture. BLUE is for the clear lakes, rivers and streams. WHITE is for the rich asbestos deposits and the Fleur de Lis, a tribute to the French Canadians whose toil helped open up this country.
The Porcupine tartan has unofficially become the tartan of Timmins, and the colours are now considered to more simply represent the "vast natural resources and diverse ethnic community" of the area.
** 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.
LT/2 R2 LT6 LR2 LT2 T16 Y14 G2 N2 B2 W/2 (CIDD: 026-08-20574)
N/4 R4 N12 LT4 N4 DT32 Y28 G4 N4 A4 W/4 (STA No. 1303)