The crowned red lion passant in Philip Tibbetts’s proposed flag for the county is taken from the Ogilvy family arms
, the original Celtic Earls of Angus – the ancient name of the locality.
The lion is placed in the canton of the field reflecting its placement in the county’s civic arms
Here however it is the only charge, to reference the meaning of the name Angus as ‘unique’. The rest of the field is blue to recollect the colours of the Forfarshire Cricket Club.
The armorial banner of the local council
its arms in cloth form, has sometimes been described as the Angus county flag. This of course, is inaccurate, as the council’s arms, whether on metal, stone, paper or cloth belong to and represent solely the council itself, not the wider county in general. There is presently, no county flag of Angus/Forfarshire.