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Following the adoption of flags for fellow Hebridean islands Barra and South Uist, a competition has been announced to select one for Benbecula. A flag representing the entire Outer Hebrides (Western Isles) archipelago also exists.
Following the adoption of flags for fellow Hebridean islands Barra and South Uist, a competition has been announced to select one for Eriskay. A flag representing the entire Outer Hebrides (Western Isles) archipelago also exists.
Saturday, 4th May 2019 was the first ever official Surrey Day, promoted by Visit Surrey in partnership with Surrey Life and BBC Surrey. The motivation was to harness the regional pride in one big day of celebration, although there does not appear to have been any … Continue reading
Hampshire Day is July 15th, the feast day of county native Saint Swithun (Swithin) recognised by the county council in 2019, as Hampshire Day and duly noted as such by the Flag Institute. Swithun was born in Winchester in 800 … Continue reading
The Tiree Flag, “The Sun of Barley”, was designed by Donald Cameron, seen here at the flag’s unveiling ceremony, in the island’s An Talla Community Hall on September 8th 2018 and below with his son Hector, at the flag’s raising … Continue reading
Leicestershire is one of two English counties without a registered flag but the above design, “the fox and cinquefoil”, favoured by a contingent hoping to see the county added to the registry, combines several themes and devices found on civic … Continue reading
Oxfordshire Day is October 19th, the Feast Day of the county’s patron saint, Saint Frideswide Her Saxon name means “Peace-Strong” or “Bond of Peace”. She lived in the 8th century and was said to have been the daughter of a … Continue reading
Suffolk’s flag was acknowledged by the Flag Institute in September 2017 and added to the registry on October 9th. The flag is a banner of the arms attributed to Saint Edmund, bearing a golden crown “pierced” by two golden arrows … Continue reading
Shropshire Day is February 23rd, the feast day of St Milburga, the abbess of Wenlock Priory, Shropshire. Hailing from the Mercian subkingdom of Magonsaete, the saint was one of three princesses, likened, on occasion, to the virtues of faith, hope … Continue reading