Quadricentennial Tartan

Virginia State Tartan (unofficial)


Virginia Quadricentennial Tartan photo © Tartans of Scotland: Virginia Quadricentennial.

Quadricentennial Tartan

The Virginia Quadricentennial tartan is registered with the Scottish Tartans World Register, but has not yet been recognized as an "official" state symbol by Virginia legislature.

Originally created to market a range of products in 2003 including Kinmount Scotch Whisky, by 2005 the name of the tartan had changed to Virgina, and again in 2006 to Virginia Quadricentennial (to celebrates the first settlers arrival in the New World in 1607 at Jamestown Virginia).

Tartan refers to fabric woven into plaid patterns representing clans (families) or regions in Scotland.

In old Scotland, the tartan was used for clothing and as a banner or flag. Because a family or community worked the cloth together, their clothing was made of the same patterns, and so a person could be recognized by the Tartan plaid that he wore. Tartans can also be designed as a symbol commemorating a special event or person.



Illustration of Scot in classic kilt; image from Scottish Tartans Authority

Scot in classic kilt