This tartan started life as an unidentified 18th century tartan but in 2002 it was adopted by the
Colville family of Edmonton, Alberta as a personal and private family tartan and it was woven by
Fraser & Kirkbright of Vancouver.
There are two colour versions of the tartan, a darker Hunting one for the sole use of Capt Colville and a Dress one with a brighter red and yellow for the family.
White - for winter protective blanket covering all of our Canada & Scotland,
Brown - for the dear enriched soil of Scotland & Canada that has given us sustenance,
Red - for all Family military endeavors in the past and,
Crimson - for the blood spilt through out our history & “the thin Red Line” that protected us from U.S.A. aggression then & now,
Blue - for the Scottish Flag background, and the former Scottish Ancestors' Coats of Arms, and the dear tartan of the 71st.
Black - for the border that separated and protected our Family from the aggressors in the 1800’s and,
Gold - for the Scottish Lion on our ancestors Coat of Arms, and for the future directions of our Family and Country.
** 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/2 R4 B4 K6 Y6 R6 K6 T20 K24 C6 R/32 (STA No. 6618)