On June 15, 1964, and then April 20, 2000, to display their Scottish heritage, the City of Dunedin became a Sister City with Stirling, Scotland, and Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Both cities created this link with Dunedin as Scottish cultural exchanges and to further the City’s commitment to and preservation of its Scottish Heritage.
In 1964, the Dunedin Council of Organizations began to look for a unifying logo, two Dunedin High School students created Dunedin’s current Coat of Arms which takes several objects from Scottish Heritage. Located in the center is a staff reminiscent of marching bands in Scotland. Tartan from the Clan Eliot is used in the Coat of Arms.
Dunedin’s registered tartan was designed in 1986 by Mr. Matthews to be similar to the Edinburgh District Tartan with colors that represent the City.
Today, Dunedin is well known locally and internationally for the events, organizations, businesses, restaurants, breweries, bagpipers and highland dancers that support and embrace Dunedin’s Scottish roots.