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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 Skye Flag competition 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 subsequently went to public vote. View more about the competition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ay-kIFsCpM. The winning flag was raised for the first time at […]

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Herefordshire Flag: a deep red field with a white bull's head above three alternate wavy lines - white, blue, white

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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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: divided horizontally, a Tudor rose in white and red on yellow, below a gold coronet on red

Hampshire Flag & Day recognised

The Flag Institute has recognised Hampshire’s county flag and county day following support from organisations across the county. Lymington & District Historical Society fronted the campaign, through Chair Caroline Birch, while other supporters included Hampshire Hockey Association. The Hampshire Flag represents the whole community rather than specific institutions in the county. The flag is free […]

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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 and 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: a naked woman on a horse, black on a white panel; light blue panels to left and right

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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