We are delighted to announce the “New York City” tartan scarf is now back in our store.
It’s colors represent:
Green for Central Park
Two black Stripes, honoring the memory of the Twin Towers World Trade Center ,
Blue for the island of Manhattan surrounded by Hudson River, Harlem River and the East River….
The story behind the New York City Tartan
This tartan has been created to celebrate 'Tartan Day 6th April 2002' in New York City on the occasion of the greatest parade of Pipes and Drums yet seen. The tartan depicts the colourings of the street and buildings of the city. With the green sections representing Central Park, the two black stripes are to honor the memory of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, with the blue section recognizing the island of Manhattan surrounded by the Hudson, Harlem and East Rivers.
It is no accident that these colors also depict those worn by Celtic nations represented in the world wide pipe band fraternity participating in Tunes of Glory in New York City and significantly the gold/brown stripe also recognizes the involvement of American Gilda's Club Cancer Charity, who with The Marie Curie Cancer Fund in the UK, were major recipients of the funds raised at the event.