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Skye Flag Competition

The competition to design a flag for Skye has entered it’s last week of submissions. Entry details can be found at the West Highland Free Press here: https://www.whfp.com/2019/11/25/theres-still-time-to-create-an-official-flag-for-skye/ A video about the work on the island to support the competition can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ay-kIFsCpM

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Flag Registrations – Herefordshire, Purbeck, Marden & Wadhurst

Recent months have seen several successful registrations of community flags at the Institute. Notably was the successful conclusion to the Herefordshire flag competition and we also welcome the Isle of Purbeck and the villages of Marden and Wadhurst. These can be viewed on the registry at these links: Herefordshire https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/marden-herefordshire/ Purbeck https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/isle-of-purbeck/ Marden https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/marden-herefordshire/ Wadhurst […]

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Winter Conference Speakers & Tickets

We are delighted to announce speakers for the Flag Institute AGM & Winter 2019 Conference, taking place Saturday 2 November 2019 at the People’s History Museum (https://phm.org.uk/), Manchester, which is home to the largest trade union and political banner collection of its type in world. Tickets (free of charge to Flag Institute members) can be […]

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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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