Barra

Flag Type:  Island Flag
Flag Date:  C20th
Flag Designer:  Unknown
Adoption Route:  Letter Patent (Lord Lyon) via Community Councils
UK Design Code:  UNKG7459
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Green 349, White
Certification:  Lord Lyon King of Arms, Dr Joseph Morrow
Notes: 

The Barra Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Hebridean island.

The Barra flag displays a Nordic cross of white on green, evoking the island’s Viking heritage. The green field represents the Clan MacNeil and Barra’s close connection with Ireland.

Residents have used the design regularly over the past decade, especially as a ‘Made in Barra’ symbol in local shops.

Its origins are uncertain but may derive from internet proposals in the late 1990s or early 2000s.

Local MSP Alasdair Allan, Councillors Donald and Dolina Manford (who organised a petition), and Barra’s two community councils all championed the campaign to gain official registration.

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