|Flag Type:||Island Flag|
|Flag Date:||24 September 2020|
|Flag Designer:||Calum Alasdair Munro|
|Adoption Route:||Letter Patent (Lord Lyon) & Popular Vote|
|UK Design Code:||UNKG7465|
|Pantone® Colours:||Blue 2915, Gold 123, White, Blue 282|
|Certification:||Lord Lyon King of Arms, Dr Joseph Morrow|
The Skye Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Hebridean island.
A yellow Scandinavian cross interlaced with a white circle creates the image of a Celtic cross, while the light blue field references Skye’s name and the colours of its shinty team.
In the canton is a five-oared birlinn, the traditional Hebridean wooden boat.
The birlinn evokes the maritime history of Skye and the Kingdom of the Isles.
Meanwhile the oars represent the island’s five wings – the Trotternish, Waternish, Duirinish, Minginish and Sleat peninsulas – pulling together.
The designer of the Skye Flag is Calum Alasdair Munro, then a 9-year-old pupil at Bun-sgoil Cille Mhoire in northern Skye.
His flag achieved over 42% of the 7167 votes cast in a poll organised by the West Highland Free Press.
Learn more about the competition here.
After a delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the official unveiling took place in Portree on 24 August 2020.
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