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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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South Uist: a Hebridean First

South Uist is to have the first officially recognised community flag in the Outer Hebrides. The design will now be entered into the official records of the Court of the Lord Lyon, where all such flags in Scotland – including the saltire itself – are recorded and has also appeared on the Flag Institute registry […]

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Bloxwich Adds to Black Country Community Flags

The town of Bloxwich in the Black Country is the latest addition to the registry. It features a green and black cross on white with a tree and lion which recall legends and events in the towns past. The flag can be seen in the registry here Bloxwich not only follows the growing national trend […]

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Cinque Ports Sea Change

The Cinque Ports have a new flag on the registry. Last year the Cinque Ports Authority approached the Flag Institute to request a community flag be developed, which would allow the Authority to maintain exclusive use on the traditional banner. The Communities Vexillologist was able to reverse engineer a flag from the dimidiation that created […]

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Berkshire flag enters the UK Flag Registry

The Berkshire Flag has taken up its rightful position in the UK Flag Registry. The Flag Institute accepted the submission on 2 March after requesting a fresh realisation before completing registration. The new official flag features a red deer stag with a ‘royal’ twelve-point pair of antlers, evoking the Berkshire’s flora, fauna and royal status. […]

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Denny and Dunipace Flag: Call for Entries

Following the success of the Caithness the next flag competition in Scotland is now underway for the community of Denny and Dunipace, near Falkirk. The competition is being run by the Denny and Dunipace Flag Competition team authorised by the district community council and funded by the Charette Fund which was established with a grant […]

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Caithness Flag Registered

On Tuesday 26th January the flag of Caithness was unveiled in a ceremony in Wick that featured a piped procession through the county town. The Lord Lyon and the Communities Vexillologist were both in attendance and gave speeches to all those in attendance. Caithness is the first community on mainland Scotland to have gained their […]

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