All the colours represent connections to the Association at various levels. The main blue and gold are the corporate colours and are therefore predominant in the tartan’s sett. The blues and reds represent the three main cities and counties where Guide Dogs have a base of operation in Scotland. These are Edinburgh, Hamilton (Glasgow) and, of course, Forfar. The final colour in the Guide Dog tartan is the green that can be found in the Forbes tartan and commemorates Lamont Forbes MBE, a loyal and vital member of the Forfar volunteer group.