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Tartan Day in Idaho
By Tim Caylor

"The Scottish American Society of Canyon County Idaho held it's first annual National Tartan Day observance on 1 April 2006.

The Society had designed a tartan for the local County Sheriff Department.  It was woven and is registered with the Scottish Tartans Authority in Crieff, Perthshire.

Pictured L to R, Kate Mckay Robertson, weaver; Society President Tim Cayler of Clan Shaw; and Canyon county Sheriff Chris Smith.

The colors of the tartan are black for the color of the Departmental uniform, light brown for the color of weathered asphalt, red for remembrance of lives lost in the line of duty, and white for honor and integrity of law enforcement.

This was the first-ever organized observance of National Tartan Day in the state of Idaho.

Idaho state Senator Joyce Broadsword was the guest Mistress of Ceremonies.  She had recently sponsored a measure through state legislature, declaring NTD to be an officially recognized observance in Idaho.

The presentation of the tartan to the Sheriff and his staff members was moving and heart-felt by all."


Tim Cayler of Clan Shaw

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