Celtic Life International

Quebec Tartan

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The Gaspé region of Quebec now has its own official tartan. The tartan was a joint effort by bagpiper Benoît Poulin and kilt-maker Patrice MacLeod. Although MacLeod has retired from commercial kiltmaking, he maintains a passion for tartans and what they mean for cultural pride. As a starting point, Poulin and MacLeod looked to the unofficial Gaspé flag (designed by Marc-Antoine Deroy in 2001) as inspiratio­n. Once the design was complete, it was sent to be evaluated by the Scottish Register of Tartans. The tartan is now part of the public domain.

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