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|Flag Type:||County Flag|
|Flag Designer:||Roy Grønneberg & Bill Adams|
|Adoption Route:||Letters Patent (Lord Lyon)|
|UK Design Code:||UNKG7403|
|Pantone® Colours:||Blue 286, White|
|Certification:||Lord Lyon King of Arms|
Designed in 1969 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the transfer of Shetland from Norway to Scotland, the colours come from the Scottish flag, and the cross shape from Scandinavian tradition.
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