Sun of Barley

Flag Type:  Island Flag
Flag Date:  8 September 2018
Flag Designer:  Donald Cameron
Adoption Route:  Letter Patent (Lord Lyon) & Popular Vote
UK Design Code:  UNKG7460
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Green 356, Yellow 109, and Gold 137
Certification:  Lord Lyon King of Arms, Dr Joseph Morrow

The Tiree Flag, or Sun of Barley, is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Hebridean island.

The Tiree flag features twelves ears of barley arranged in a sunburst pattern.

The ears represent the richness of the island – the most fertile in the Hebrides – known for centuries as Tìr an Eòrna, ‘the land of barley’.

The sunburst pattern evokes Tiree’s reputation as ‘the sunshine isle’.

The design also references the famous crest of the Tiree Association, with its fork, rake and sheaf of barley.

The winning design, selected by popular vote, achieved 56 per cent of the poll.

Now based in London, the designer Donald Cameron is a native of Tiree.

He attended the unveiling with his mother, wife and son (who actually raised the flag).

The following day the flag appeared at the Tiree Ultramarathon, when the organisers used it at the finish.

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