The Nova Scotia tartan was registered at the Court of the Lord Lyon. “The Nova Scotia Tartan was the first provincial tartan in Canada. It reflects the profound contribution of the Scots to the founding of Nova Scotia, and the pioneer settlement of the old Royal Province. The very name Nova Scotia resounds with early Scottish colonial ambition; in Jacobean Latin it meant New Scotland. Being one among many large groups of settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Scots brought with them the powerful lore of the Highlands. From this, the folk art revival of the present century brought forth Nova Scotia’s recent emblem. Originally designed by Bessie Murray in 1953 for the agricultural exhibition in Truro, the popular tartan was adopted . . . in 1955 through an Order in Council.” (Nova Scotia Legislature). (Image credit: Communications Nova Scotia).