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Leicestershire Competition + Langwathby and Hebridean Updates

Leicestershire – the last historic English county without a community flag – has launched a design competition through BBC Radio Leicester, and the Flag Institute looks forward to the county taking its rightful place in the UK Flag Registry. The closing date for entries is Friday 28 February 2020. If you wish to submit a […]

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Skye Flag Competition

A hugely successful competition to design a flag for Skye attracted a total of 369 entries – mainly from Skye but also from India, Portugal, USA and France. Six finalists were selected on 31 January 2020 and will go to public vote in the next couple of months. View a video about work on Skye […]

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UK Flag Registrations – Herefordshire, Isle of Purbeck, Marden, Wadhurst

Recent months have seen several community flags registered in the Flag Institute’s UK Flag Registry, with a warm welcome to Herefordshire, the Isle of Purbeck, and two villages – Marden and Wadhurst. Follow the links below to view the successful flags: Herefordshire https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/herefordshire/ Purbeck https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/isle-of-purbeck/ Marden https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/marden-herefordshire/ Wadhurst https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/wadhurst-sussex/

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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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