Edmonton Scottish Society Tartan

On the 16th of April 2021 the Edmonton Scottish Society registered our Tartan with the Scottish Register of Tartans

Designed by Valeta Roach of Forever Tartan the Edmonton Scottish Society's Tartan is representative of our history and location.

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Tartan Design - Colours and Symbolism

 

The tartan design created incorporates colours of both recognised Scottish flags, silver of a pewter Quaich, charcoal tweed representing Scotland's world renowned original homespun fabric and the colour of three very symbolic fl ower s. The pink/purple in the tartan represents the colour of Scottish heather, thistle flowers - native to Alberta and Scotland, and the colour of the Alberta Wild Rose.

Two tartans have been designed, a standard pattern - dark like a hunting tartan, and a dress (or Arisaid) pattern with a white background. Colour and symbolism remains the same for both with a switch of black to white for the dress version of the tartan.

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Hunting Tartan

Tartan Colours and Symbolism Under Check - Background Colours

 

Navy
Colour of Alberta's summer night sky

Back drop for the St. Andrew's Cross over check

 

Black
Colour of Alberta's winter night sky

Back drop for the Lion Rampant over check

 

Charcoal Tweed
Black and Charcoal tweed representing Scotland's original homespun fabric, famous world wide

 

Over Check on Black - Design Theme One

Gold
Colours of the Lampant Lion flag, and part of the ESS Logo

 

Burgundy Lilac
A colour Alberta and Scotland have in common representing the colour of heather, thistle flower and Alberta wild rose

 

Over Check on Navy - Design Theme Two

White
White of St. Andrew's Cross, also represented in the ESS logo

 

Silver White

Colour of a Pewter Quaich - a humble creation also know as the "cup of friendship"


White of St. Andrew's Cross

The white/silver/white gives the cross relief as if embossed

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Dress Tartan

Tartan Colours and Symbolism - Dress Tartan Under Check - Background Colours
 

Navy
Colour of Alberta's summer night sky
Back drop for the St. Andrew's Cross over check
 

White
Colour of snow
Back drop for the Lion Rampant over check
 

Charcoal Tweed
Black and Charcoal tweed representing Scotland's original homespun fabric, famous world wide
 

Over Check on White - Design Theme One

Gold
Colours of the Lampant Lion flag, and part of the ESS Logo

Burgundy Lilac
A colour Alberta and Scotland have in common representing the colour of heather, thistle flower and Alberta wild rose
 

Over Check on Navy - Design Theme Two

White
White of St. Andrew's Cross, also represented in the ESS logo
 

Silver White
Colour of a Pewter Quaich - a humble creation also know as the "cup of friendship"
 

White of St. Andrew's Cross
The white/silver/white gives the cross relief as if embossed