This Nova Scotia tartan is the symbol of Inverness County’s unity and represents all the County’s citizens regardless of race or language. The tartan is the winning competition design from Verna MacMillan in 2003, who also wove it and wrote this poem to record its significance.

Inverness County beauty is renowned,
Many natural resources abound.
Landscapes and seascapes take one’s breath away.
Arts, music, and traditions lead the way.

Blue for honour, ocean, rivers, and lakes,
Yellow for friendship and golden oatcakes.
Black for the coal, Cabot Trail, and slow trains.

White for “forerunners,” peace, and snowy lanes.
Green for the splendour of farm fields and hills.
Red for courage, crimson skies and strong wills.

These chosen colours tell a history,
Based on facts, folklore and mystery.
Symbols of cultures living side by side,
Maintaining customs, heritage and pride.


** 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.

B/36 Y4 B4 Y2 R6 G6 R4 G4 R2 K4 B6 W14 B4 W4 B2 W/8 (STA No. 6164)