The World Peace Tartan was created in Scotland to promote a message of World Peace. The light blue represents the presence of Hope and Potential of the United Nations. Scotland is symbolized by the purple and green of the Scottish thistle. The red and black are reminders of the realities, violence and devastation of wars and the utter need for a New living culture of non-violence and Peace. The white running through the pattern provides a counterbalance, symbolic of Peace and Light.