Daily Virginia Trivia - Ah, A Bit of The Scottish Laddie


Virginia has a State Tartan! Who knew? Makes sense as so many settlers in Virginia were of Scottish decent. The Virginia Quadricentennial was designed in 2003 by David McGill of International Tartans. In 2005, during preparations for Jamestown 2007, which celebrated the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Colony of Virginia, it was selected as Virginia's tartan because the colors reflected those of theAmerican dogwood, the Virginia state flower and tree. It was renamed "Virginia" in 2005, and in 2007 it was made official by then Governor Tim Kaine and given its current name.