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

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

The flag displays a white Nordic cross on a green field.

The cross evokes the island’s Viking heritage.

Meanwhile the green represents the Clan MacNeil and Barra’s close links with Ireland.

The origins of the Barra Flag may lie in internet proposals made in the late 1990s or early 2000s.

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

Barra’s two community councils both championed the campaign to gain official registration.

Councillors Donald and Dolina Manford organised a petition, and local MSP Alasdair Allan was another prominent supporter.

Why not create or adopt a flag that celebrates your local identity?

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