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  • Name of Tartan:
    Falkirk (District)
  • ITI Number: 2347
  • Category: District
  • Designer / Source: McGeorge, Jim
  • Date: 1989
Falkirk (District)
  • Notes: The original Falkirk "Tartan" , now in the National Museum of Scotland, has a place in history as one of the earliest examples of Scottish cloth in existence. It is a direct link back to the Roman occupation of the area around 250 A.D.and was found stuffed into a pot filled with over 2000 silver coins. This early Celtic tweed used undyed yarn to give a herringbone pattern in brown hues and is considered to be a "poor man's plaid". The Falkirk District Tartan is alive with vibrant colour to reflect that part of Scotland as it is seen today. It was the winning entry by Jim McGeorge (aided by Tony Murray of Stirling) in a public competition run by Falkirk Town Centre Management to create a new image for an area that was rising from the ashes of its former industrial glory. Brown - represents the dominant colour of the original cloth; blue - links Falkirk district with sea via the River Forth and the canals. It is also the colour of the Falkirk "Bairns." Red - is the colour of the blast furnace flames from the Falkirk foundries and yellow - signifies wealth and prosperity. Black - the black lines intersect on blue to show Falkirk at the crossroads of all roads through the region.
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