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Scotland votes NO but UK cannot stand still

Citizens throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are waking up this morning in a United Kingdom which is both unchanged and never to be the same again. Whilst the government in Westminster (and indeed many of us in what very nearly became ‘the remainder of the UK’) breathe a collective sigh of relief, politicians of […]

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Will Australia’s flag change if Union is redrawn?

The Australian National Flag, was chosen in a government approved public competition in 1901 and is registered under law as the chief national symbol of Australia. The Commonwealth Parliament approved and passed into law the FLAGS ACT 1953. With the passing of the Flags (Protection of Australian Flags) Amendment Bill 2008 (C2008B00208) the current design […]

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UK Flag Design Comments

As Scotland’s vote on independence fast approaches officers of the Flag Institute are being kept very busy answering press enquiries from around the World. Our role as the UK’s national flag charity is to inform any public debate about flags, so we do our best to answer all such enquiries. Here is the result of […]

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Register for the Flag Institute Winter Conference

Featuring an eclectic mix of flag-related talks, presentations, debates, and music (really!), our 2014 AGM and Winter Conference is an informal opportunity for member and non-members alike to get together and enjoy a shared love of flags. We urge you to take part in this exciting event, to speak or just to attend and enjoy […]

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Exmoor Flag Competition Gets Off the Ground

Last month saw the launch of the open-to-all free to enter competition to design the official flag for Exmoor. The closing date for entries is Monday the 21st of July. The winning design will be chosen by public vote and unveiled at a ceremony in October. There has already been much interest around the area […]

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Historic County Flags Day – Press Release

The following is a press release issued by the Association of British Counties. “A national day of celebration has been announced by the Association of British Counties to encourage the population of Great Britain to display their county flag in honour of their historic county. The inaugural annual Historic County Flags Day will be on […]

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Willenhall Flag Voting Opens

After weeks of work and more than 65 entries, they have been shortlisted to 6, which will go to a public vote to create an official flag for the Willenhall. The 69 entries were judged anonymously and shortlisted by a panel of judges, including representatives from the Flag Institute, Poundland, WH Tildesley, Willenhall History Society, […]

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Outside No.10 Downing Street

Talks at 10 Downing Street

The Flag Institute today held high level ministerial talks at 10 Downing Street, relating to the future of the Union flag. The talks were organised by Andrew Rosindell MP and Lord West of Spithead of the Flags and Heraldry Committee, and hosted by John Hayes MP in the library of 10 Downing Street. Malcolm Farrow […]

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Black Country Flag put to Song

The Black Country flag has become what could be the first sub-national flag in the country to have a song dedicated to it. Noted local poet and academic Brian Dakin (pictured to the right of the photo along with Steve Welch of Black Country Radio and Gaz Sawers, organiser of Black Country Day & Festival […]

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Chief Vexillologist on Voice of Russia panel

In a current and very interesting Voice of Russia broadcast on Tuesday, 11 March 2014, Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram, joined host Brendan Cole on a discussion panel also including: Liam Clarke, Political editor of the Belfast Telegraph;David Vines White, the Somerset Herald from the College of Arms in London;Professor Paul Ward, Head of […]

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