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A Flag For Skye

Following the adoption of flags for Barra and South Uist, a competition has been announced to select one for Skye The office of the Lord Lyon, which is the body responsible for recording and protecting all heraldry, flags and national symbols in Scotland, … Continue reading

Posted in Inverness-shire

A Flag for Lundy.

The island of Lundy lies 12 miles off the Devon coast and measures about three miles by ¾ mile at its widest. It is a detached part of the county of Devon and has never had any degree of autonomy … Continue reading

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A Flag For Benbecula

In 2019, following the adoption of flags for fellow Hebridean islands Barra and South Uist, a competition was announced to select one for Benbecula. By November the process had been postponed and the following statement issued, “Owing to administrative issues the Benbecula down select … Continue reading

Posted in Inverness-shire

A Flag For Eriskay

In 2019, following the adoption of flags for fellow Hebridean islands Barra and South Uist, a competition was announced to select one for Eriskay. By November the following four finalists had been presented for a public vote A flag representing the entire Outer Hebrides (Western Isles) … Continue reading

Posted in Inverness-shire

Surrey Day

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

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Hampshire Day

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

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Tiree Flag

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

Posted in Argyll

A Flag For Leicestershire

  Leicestershire is the only English county 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

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Oxfordshire Day

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

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Suffolk Flag

Suffolk’s flag was added to the registry on October 9th 2017. The design from the shield in any coat of arms may be depicted in flag form, as an “armorial banner” or “banner of arms”, whereby it is stretched to … Continue reading

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