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Cobourg unveils town tartan

By PETE FISHER, Northumberland Today

The Cobourg Legion Pipe Band takes part in the Tartan Unveiling Saturday outside Victoria Hall in Cobourg.  An official tartan was developed as the mayor's special project for Canada’s 150th and Cobourg’s 180th celebrations. The tartan was designed and manufactured by Brian Wilton of Scottish Tartans Authority (STA), in partnership with Mayor Gil Brocanier and a sub-committee of the Canada 150 Organizing Committee. Ties were sold for $25 and scarves were sold for $23.  Pete Fisher/Northumberland Today/Postmedia Network

The Cobourg Legion Pipe Band takes part in the Tartan Unveiling Saturday outside Victoria Hall in Cobourg. An official tartan was developed as the mayor's special project for Canada’s 150th and Cobourg’s 180th celebrations. The tartan was designed and manufactured by Brian Wilton of Scottish Tartans Authority (STA), in partnership with Mayor Gil Brocanier and a sub-committee of the Canada 150 Organizing Committee. Ties were sold for $25 and scarves were sold for $23. Pete Fisher/Northumberland Today/Postmedia Network

Cobourg has its own tartan.

The new tartan, unveiled in a ceremony Saturday at Victoria Hall, was commissioned as a Canada 150 project, and to celebrate Cobourg's 180th year.

The tartan was designed and manufactured by Brian Wilton of Scottish Tartans Authority (STA), in partnership with Mayor Gil Brocanier and a sub-committee of the Canada 150 Organizing Committee.

During his time with STA, Brian has built the industry-standard tartan database, amassed the largest collection of woven tartan samples in the world and attracted various bequests of historical artefacts and records in the STA’s headquarters located in Crieff Perthshire.

Ties were sold for $25 and scarves were sold for $23.