|Flag Type:||County Flag|
|Flag Date:||1st May 1950|
|Flag Designer:||College of Arms|
|Adoption Route:||Local Council|
|UK Design Code:||UNKG7451|
|Pantone® Colours:||Green 355, Yellow 116|
|Certification:||Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram|
The golden horseshoe on green has been the traditional emblem of the county since at least 1784. The horseshoe refers to a tradition where dignitaries travelling through the county are compelled to deliver a horseshoe to Castle Hall in the county town of Oakham. The semy of acorns that was included as part of the 1950 College of Arms grant to the county council is a reference to Rutland’s small area.
On 9th November 2015 the county council agreed to waive the copyright of this design and allow for it to be a freely flyable and publicly useable flag.
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