The 27 registered Scottish tartans for the US states

The US has had a long and illustrious connection to all things Scotland and tartan is no exception, here are the officially registered examples for most of the major states.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection pipe band performs at a Pipes and Drums Competition in Washington D.C. Picture: Donna Burton/Flickr

Any state not mentioned has yet to have their tartan officially registered or has simply not applied to do so. Main Picture: The US Customs and Border Protection pipe band performs at a Pipes and Drums Competition in Washington DC. Picture: Donna Burton/Flickr

The design is based on the colours of the American flag. This tartan was originally woven by Barbara Schaffer of Arizona and presented to US First Lady Betty Ford in 1976.

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Commissioned by a joint committee of Arizona State's Scottish societies, this tartan was designed by Dr Phil Smith and proclaimed by Governor Symington in December 1995.
The official Arkansas state tartan. At one time there were two other contenders for this honour, however this one was approved by State Governor Mike Huckabee in Little Rock in 1998.
Adopted as the official California State tartan in 2001 by California Governor Gray Davis, it is closely based on the Muir tartan after famous environmentalist, John Muir, who lived in California.
Designed by Rev. John B. Pahls in 1995. This tartan was adopted by the Colorado general Assembly in March 1997.
This asymmetric tartan was designed by three professors at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut and was signed into law by and Governor John Rowland in May 1995.
Designed in December 1981 by Peter E.MacDonald, this tartan Commemorates the 250th Anniversary of founding of Georgia but is now widely regarded as the Georgia State tartan.
Designed in 1997 by Douglas Herring of the 'Hawaiian Handweavers Hui', the red & yellow symbolise the fire and lava from which the Hawaiian Islands arise.
Iowa has a rich history of Scottish influence in the founding of towns, cities,and counties; and the Iowa Scottish Heritage Society desired to give to the people of Iowa a tartan that symbolizes the state.
Designed by Rupert Furgerson and Pat Murray-Schweitzer. On April 20th 2000, Gov. Paul Patton of the Commonwealth of Kentucky signed a proclamation establishing this as the Kentucky Tartan.
The official state tartan designed by Joe McD.Campbell in 2001 with the Blue for the sky and waterways; green for agriculture and forests ; white for sugar cane, and magnolias; and black for petroleum.
This tartan was created to commemorate the centennial, in 2004, of the adoption of the Maryland state flag.
The official tartan for the Bay State was adopted in 2003.
The blue and silver represent Nevada's state colours, while the Red is for the Virgin Valley black fire opal and the yellow is for the sagebrush, the state flower. The white is for the name of the state - Nevada is Spanish for snowy.
Designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the New Hampshire Highland games, this tartan was adopted by Governor's proclamation in 1994.
The colours represent the streets and buildings of New York, with green for Central Park, blue for the rivers and two black stripes to honour the memory of the twin towers.
This tartan was commissioned by the late Charles Wilson of Harnet County, North Carolina, for all North Carolinians.
Designed by Jerrel R. Murray and adopted by the House of Representatives on 6th April 1999, this is the official tartan of Oklahoma.
The official State of Oregon tartan was designed in 2002 by Robert Harding and was adopted by State Governor Theodore R Kulongoski in 2003.
The official state tartan was designed for the St Andrew's Society of the State of Rhode Island.
Commissioned by Mrs Mary K Hurt of Sumter, SC, for the citizens of South Carolina and those who associate with South Carolina. The design incorporates the colours of the State flag.
The official state tartan as recorded by Phil Smith from a kilt at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, 1999.
Designed by June Prescott McRoberts, proprietor of the 'Thistles & Bluebonnets' store in Salado, The tartan was officialy adopted in 1989 with the colours inspired by the Texas Bluebonnet flower.
Utah' state tartan was inspired by combination of the Logan and Skene tartans to honour the first two fur trappers to enter Utah.
The colours were inspired by Washington - blue for the lakes and rivers; white for snow-capped mountains; yellow for grain; and black for Mount St. Helens. The green background represents the state motto: the Evergreen state
Approved by Governor Timothy M Kaine to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first European settlers to America at Jamestown in 1607
Adapted from the West Virginia Shawl tartan - the red is for the Cardinal, the State bird; yellow is for the Sugar Maple, the State tree; and the black is for the Black Bear, the State animal.
The colours are symbolic of the State history and culture: brown represents the fur trade that opened the state to new settlers while grey represents the lead miners who gave the state its 'Badgers' nickname.