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House of Assembly Tartan
The Nova Scotia House of Assembly Tartan is the first provincial legislative tartan in Canada. Numerous MLAs of the province have Scottish roots. The Nova Scotia House of Assembly Tartan, which was designed by Veronica MacIsaac in 2019, provides a unique identifying symbol for the House of Assembly and its colors incorporate some of the important features and emblems that embody the Assembly. Green represents the Legislative Chamber where the Assembly meets; red reflects the Red Chamber, where the former Legislative Council used to hold session and some committees of the House of Assembly currently meet; black represents the Speaker’s and Clerks’ robes; gold depicts the mace; white is indicative of the Laws passed by the House of Assembly; and tan represents the sandstone exterior of Province House, the building where the Assembly conducts its business. This tartan can only be woven and used in items or publications with the permission of the Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly or persons designated for that purpose in writing by the Speaker.