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Tartans and all things polar



Did you know that Antarctica, as well as the Arctic, have their own tartans? Information in these tartans is available on the Scottish Register of Tartans. While both polar tartans include various shades of blue and, of course, white, the Antarctic version includes some yellow and the Southern Cross. The Arctic version, inspired by the Antarctic tartan and authorized by the World Wildlife Fund for nature, has similar shadings but instead of yellow includes green. Together the two tartans represent ‘poles apart’ but also ‘poles together’ in what the two regions symbolise and the conservation issues found at each.


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