Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  28th October 2023
Flag Designer:  Ellie Stewart
Adoption Route:  Letter Patent (Lord Lyon) & Popular Vote
UK Design Code:  UNKG7468
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Orange 1375, White, Blue 286
Certification:  Lord Lyon King of Arms, Dr Joseph Morrow

The Banffshire Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this historic Scottish county.

The flag consists of a stylised sun on horizontal bands of orange (above) and blue (below).

Together they evoke Banffshire’s famed coast, rivers and sunsets, and also its agriculture and whisky.

Between them is a white horizontal band forming a stylised bridge.

This evokes the bridges — from ancient inland crossings to mighty coastal viaducts — that are such a defining feature of the Banffshire landscape.

The designer of the Banffshire Flag is Ellie Stewart of Portessie Primary School, who took part in the flag-raising at Castle Hill, Cullen on Saturday 28 October.

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