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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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Sutherland Flag Vote Live

In the interests of county unity, the Lord Lieutenant has ordered the Sutherland Flag Committee to put the shortlist of entries for the Flag Competition and to a binding vote by the people of Sutherland. That vote runs until Monday, 26th November 2018 and is open to anyone who lives in Sutherland. The vote includes […]

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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. Communities Vexillologist was able to reverse engineer a flag from the dimidiation that created the […]

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