|Nithsdale, the valley of the River Nith, stretches over 50
miles, north and south, through the the length of
Dumfriesshire to the sea, an area with historic
connections with the Johnstons and Maxwells. The tartan
was designed by Arthur Galt of Messrs Hugh Galt and
Sons Ltd., Barrhill, Glasgow, for Councillor John Hannay.