Nova Scotia Tartan Act (amended)
BILL NO. 11
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
Nova Scotia Tartan Act
The Honourable David A. Wilson
Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage
First Reading: April 10, 2012
Second Reading: April 30, 2012
Third Reading: May 4, 2012 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
(a) declares the Nova Scotia Tartan to be the official tartan of Nova Scotia;
(b) sets out a technical description of the Tartan;
(c) sets out what the colours in the Tartan represent;
(d) updates references to the Minister; and
(e) declares April 6th to be Tartan Day.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Section 2 of Chapter 318 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Nova Scotia Tartan Act, is amended by
(a) adding "originally" immediately after "proportions" in the second line; and
(b) adding "now set out in the Schedule, and" immediately after "and" in the fourth line.
2 Chapter 318 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 2 the following Sections:
2A The Tartan is the official Tartan of the Province.
2B The blue and white in the Tartan represent the sea, the greens represent the forests, the red represents the Royal Lion on the shield in the Arms of the Province and the gold represents the Province's Royal Charter.
3 Sections 5 and 6 of Chapter 318 are amended by striking out "Tourism and Culture" wherever it appears and substituting in each case "Communities, Culture and Heritage".
4 Chapter 318 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 8 the following Section and Schedule:
9 Throughout the Province, in each and every year, April 6th shall be kept and observed under the name of Tartan Day in appreciation of the Scottish clans in Canada.
NOVA SCOTIA TARTAN
Colours and Proportions
The first block is the Blue Block, consisting of 84 threads divided as follows:
The second block is the Green Block, consisting of 82 threads divided as follows:
4 dark green 4 yellow
4 light green 16 dark green
4 dark green 8 light green
8 light green 4 dark green
16 dark green 4 light green
4 yellow 4 dark green
The Blue Block and the Green Block alternate across the entire width of the material and follow the same sequence in length
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