This tartan was created as part of the 1989 Centennial Celebrations by Mrs. Patsy MacMullin of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and has been officially accepted by the town.

The colours have the following symbolism:

Black appears faintly in the design as a line to represent the black bear in the Micmac word Antigonish. The black bear also appears on the new town seal.
A natural green represents agriculture and forestry, two key resource industries.
Blue and white are the colours of St. Francis Xavier University, indicating its importance to the Town, and
Blue and grey represent the livelihood of Antigonish’s many fishermen and combined they represent the changing mood of the ocean that borders much of the county as it moves from a blue to grey.
The three crossing grey lines are symbolic of the six main roads entering the town and of the six counties in Nova Scotia that rely on Antigonish as a service center.


** 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/8 LN4 RB10 LN14 RB18 G28 N8 G2 N/8 (STA No. 3523)
K/8 W2 DB10 W14 DB18 DG28 LN8 DG2 LN/8 (Tartans)