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3 Hebridean Flag Competitions

Entries can now be submitted to a competition launched to find flags for Eriskay, Benbecula and North Uist and will be accepted until the closing date on 7th June 2019. It is believed this is the first time three distinct communities have come together to run competitions in parallel, with the process co-ordinated through a […]

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Hampshire Flag & Day Recognised

Both the county flag and county day for Hampshire have been recognised by the UK’s Flag Institute following support from organisations across Hampshire. These included Hampshire Hockey Association and was fronted by the Lymington & District Historical Society, through its Chair Caroline Birch. The county flag is representative of the Hampshire community as a whole […]

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Spring Conference 2019 Tickets Available

Tickets for the Flag Institute’s Spring Conference are now available to purchase. Speakers have yet to be announced but date and location are confirmed for Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Imperial College London. The page for purchasing tickets can be found here  

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Announcement of the Death of Michael Faul

It is with great sadness that the Flag Institute announces the death on the 1st January 2019 of our former Secretary and long time Editor of Flagmaster Michael Faul MA FFI FFIAV. A dedicated servant of the Flag Institute who was possibly the leading authority on flags in the immediate post-Crampton/Smith era of Vexillology. We […]

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Herefordshire Competition to Launch in 2019

Herefordshire, one of the final three historic counties in England without a community flag is to launch a competition in 2019. The Flag Institute are supporting this and will provide further information once the competition is open for submissions. So get your thinking caps on in readiness! Once Herefordshire appears on the registry this will […]

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East Lothian & Sutherland Flags Unveiled

The winner of the East Lothian flag competition was unveiled on the 13th December at a reception hosted by the Lord Provost, after 1500 people voted. The design plays homage to county as home to the legendary origin site of the Saltire. The lion recalls that on the civic arms, referring to the Earldom of […]

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Coventry Flag Winner Announced

Following a competition run by BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire the winner was unveiled in a ceremony on December 7th. The winning design features famous local heroine Lady Godiva for the city’s ancient history and strong principles. Godiva is placed on a white stripe to represent the road to peace, and thus the city’s modern history. […]

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Flying Start to Sutherland Flag Vote

Voting on the finalists of the Sutherland flag competition has got off to a strong start with several hundreds of votes registered already. In the space of 24 hours the number of votes had already started to approach the totals of some other competitions, an even more impressive feat considering voting is only open to […]

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Barra Flag Registered

The Barra flag has been granted official recognition from the Lyon Court and entered into the Flag institute’s registry. The distinctive green and white Scandinavian-style flag has been widely used by the community for decades – flying across the island and appearing on local produce. However, until now, has had no legal recognition. A community […]

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Oxfordshire & Suffolk Appear on the Registry

Both Oxfordshire and Suffolk have now arrived on the registry. The flags were registered in principle earlier in the year (May and September respectively) though have been waiting for suitable artwork to be drawn up before actually appearing on the registry. The flags can be seen in their individual entries here: Oxfordshire Suffolk

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