Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan

The Unveiling

The Colchester Nova Scotia Tartan was unveiled by Jean Watson - the woman behind Tartan Day (April 6th) 

We were joined by the Mayors of Truro, Stewiacke & Colchester, Commissioner of Bible Hill, the MLA's of the county as well as Chief Bob Gloade.

Clann An Drumma of Scotland performed from their latest album & Sobey's provided some light refreshments.

Friday September 8th  2017

Fundraising Products

If you are interested in purchasing an item made with the Colchester Nova Scotia Tartan please contact us HERE  We are able to offer kilts, scarves, sashes, tie's, bags, golf towels, vests & necklaces.  Our designer would also be only too happy to discuss your requirements for something else you have in mind.

Our tartan is only reproducible with the express written permission of the Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Society.

Colchester NS Tartan Scarf

100% Wool. Woven in Scotland.

Made in Nova Scotia

Limited Edition from a restricted permission only tartan weave.

This price is only valid in our inaugural year and will increase thereafter.




  • Limited Availability
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Colchester NS Tartan Kilt

Heavyweight 100% wool kilt, woven in Scotland and Made to Measure in Nova Scotia. 

Choose from 5 limited edition first made kilts with the new Colchester NS Tartan which come with a certificate of authenticity, or purchase one of our regular kilts (no certificate) whichever your budget allows.

Please note regular kilts will only be available when the first five kilts have been purchased. 


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The Story of the Tartan

The Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan was registered in Edinburgh, Scotland as the first official tartan of Colchester County. 

On September 8th 2017 it was unveiled at the Civic Square in Truro.

This made Colchester the proud producers of the very first and last tartans officially registered in Canada on the day of the Games. (The first was designed by Bessie Murray of Bible Hill - The Nova Scotia Tartan)   

The Colchester NS Tartan was woven by Lochcarron Weavers of Scotland.


Five first edition made to measure kilts will be hand made to measure for the new owner by

Red Label Kilts right here in Nova Scotia.

Each kilt will come with a certificate of authenticity.


KILT # 1 Official Certificate Naming it as the worlds first kilt ever made in Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan - SOLD

KILT # 2 Official Certificate Naming it as the second kilt ever made in the Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan ~ 


KILT # 3  with Official Certificate naming it as the third kilt ever made in Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan - $1,200

KILTS # 4 & 5 Official Certificate naming them as the 4th and 5th kilts ever made in Colchester (NS)  Tartan~



The Purchase of Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan will thereafter be restricted for an indefinite period of time, any future production of the tartan will be allowed only with permission of the

Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Society.

The Colours of Colchester

The Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan was designed by

Deana Lloy Red Label Kilts & Tartan Designs of Sydney, Cape Breton

along with four members of the Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Society -

Linda Finnie, Barb Simms, Scott Whitelaw and James Finnie 


The Dark Red Loamy Soil of Colchester County is the background colour of our tartan. 

The Red was crosswoven with the Green of the Land itself,

the Blue of our Rivers & Bay (Scots),

 the Yellow Daffodil (Acadians)

& Black taken from the proud Mi'kmaw Nation.


The Colours represent the land and the peoples who settled in this place we call Colchester.





Deana Lloy is the owner of Red Label Kilts & Tartan Design.  She assisted us with the design of our new tartan and very kindly donated her time in doing so.


Deana's company also produces the items we have for fundraising and her work is excellent quality.


If you are interested in having any item made from our Colchester Tartan she is open to suggestions. You can see some of her work at


We have already raised some funds with a multitude of scarves in different designs, various items of jewellery, ties, vests and some excellently made kilts.

We hope to have a lot more on offer for our 2018 games.


For more information on what you could own in our Colchester NS Tartan please contact us here