This tartan was designed by Sliomas Gillis in June 1963 and produced by his company, the Thistle Knitwear Company. Since then Michael & Frances Morris of "At the Sign of the Whale" have acquired the rights from the late designer's daughters.

The following poem was written by Sol Gilis at the time the tartan was originally launched.

Where lupines trail the winding roads
And hills are crowned with trees,
Their iron men in wooden ships
Did roam the seven seas.
Where fishing fleets are sailing by
The Lighthouse and the Bar,
To spread the bait in silvery nets
In waters near and far.
Where lakes do kiss the wooded shores
And deer the forest roam,
There is Yarmouth, Nova Scotia,
The place I call my home.


** If you intend to weave or otherwise use any of these patterns, please be aware that you may need the written permission of the designer or producer. This information can be found in the Scottish Register of Tartans.

Y/4 OG4 Y2 OG36 LB4 OG20 LB20 OG4 LB36 LT2 LB4 LT/4 (STA No. 8395)
W/4 B4 W2 B40 G4 B22 G22 B4 G40 Y2 G4 Y/4 (STA No. 5540)