This tartan started life as an unidentified 18th century tartan but in 2002 it was adopted by the Colville family of Edmonton, Alberta as a personal and private family tartan and it was woven by Fraser & Kirkbright of Vancouver.
There are two colour versions of the tartan, a darker Hunting one for the sole use of Capt Colville and a Dress one with a brighter red and yellow for the family.
White - for winter protective blanket covering all of our Canada & Scotland,
Brown - for the dear enriched soil of Scotland & Canada that has given us sustenance,
Red - for all Family military endeavors in the past and,
Crimson - for the blood spilt through out our history & “the thin Red Line” that protected us from U.S.A. aggression then & now,
Blue - for the Scottish Flag background, and the former Scottish Ancestors' Coats of Arms, and the dear tartan of the 71st.
Black - for the border that separated and protected our Family from the aggressors in the 1800’s and,
Gold - for the Scottish Lion on our ancestors Coat of Arms, and for the future directions of our Family and Country.