Cape Breton

This tartan was inspired by Mrs Lillian Crewe Walsh of Glace Bay, Cape Breton, who wrote a poem in praise of Cape Breton. This poem was brought by Mrs Walsh to Mrs Grant in 1957 and the tartan designed to accord with the poem: 'Black for the wealth of our coal mines, Grey for our Cape Breton steel, Green for our lofty mountains, Our valleys and our fields; Gold for the golden sunsets, Shining bright on the lakes of Bras d'Or, To show us God's hand has lingered, T o bless Cape Breton's shores.' (Source: District Tartans, P Smith and G Teall, 1992) The modern sett is more green than the registered ancient  shown  at : ITI1883 STR557