Greenknowe Tower, Berwickshire

Flag for Berwickshire

Design an official flag for Berwickshire! That’s the challenge to groups and individuals set by a new competition launched last month. The contest – run by Berwickshire Civic Society with support from the Fallago Environment Fund – offers a first prize of £250. The Court of Lord Lyon and the Flag Institute will also register […]

Katie Ayers displays her knitted Union Jack

Knit your own Union Jack?

Knit your own Union Jack? Why not? Buckinghamshire-based Katie Ayers set herself this challenge and turned to us for vital information. Our Union Flag Specification gave her the correct proportions to plot the number of stitches. Then she started with a number of smaller examples… and just kept going. You can see a proud Katie […]

The official Aberdeenshire flag flies over Castle Fraser at its unveiling, 22 April 2023

Aberdeenshire flag unveiled

The official Aberdeenshire flag has been unveiled at a ceremony at Castle Fraser on Saturday 22 April 2023. Five students from two local primary schools contributed to the winning design and were there to hoist their flag. Lord Lieutenant Sandy Manson, Communities Vexillologist Philip Tibbetts and scores of locals also attended the event. Aberdeenshire is […]

New Utah state flag

New state flag for Utah

The US state of Utah has a new state flag – but only by five votes. The flag bill now awaits the signature of the state governor before it becomes law. As reported in Flagmaster 165, the new flag features a prominent gold hexagon containing a beehive and a five-pointed Utah star. The hexagon represents […]