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Flying start to Sutherland Flag vote

Voting on the finalists of the Sutherland flag competition has got off to a strong start with several hundreds of votes registered already. In the space of 24 hours the number of votes had already started to approach the totals of some other competitions, an even more impressive feat considering voting is only open to […]

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Sutherland Flag vote live

In the interests of county unity, the Lord Lieutenant has ordered the Sutherland Flag Committee to put the shortlist of entries for the Flag Competition and to a binding vote by the people of Sutherland. That vote runs until Monday, 26th November 2018 and is open to anyone who lives in Sutherland. The vote includes […]

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Oxfordshire and Suffolk appear in the Registry

Both Oxfordshire and Suffolk have now arrived on the registry. The flags were registered in principle earlier in the year (May and September respectively) though have been waiting for suitable artwork to be drawn up before actually appearing on the registry. The flags can be seen in their individual entries here: Oxfordshire Suffolk

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Berkshire flag: a stag reaching for the branches of an oak tree, in natural colours, on a yellow background

Berkshire Flag enters UK Flag Registry

The Berkshire Flag has taken up its rightful position in the UK Flag Registry. The Flag Institute accepted the submission on 2 March after requesting a fresh realisation before completing registration. The new official flag features a red deer stag with a ‘royal’ twelve-point pair of antlers, evoking the Berkshire’s flora, fauna and royal status. […]

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Staffordshire Flag vote: result

County Flags have become an important part of our regional and national identity. Most English counties have a recognised County Flag, but Staffordshire did not. The Flag Institute maintains the UK Flag Registry as a definitive record of county and community flags, and works with county organisations to come up with suitable designs. The county […]

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Staffordshire Flag vote

County Flags have become an important part of our regional and national identity. Most English counties now have a recognised County Flag, but Staffordshire is yet to obtain one. The Flag Institute maintains the Register of County Flags and works with county organisations to come up with suitable designs. The County Flags are based on […]

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Caithness Flag registered

On Tuesday 26th January the flag of Caithness was unveiled in a ceremony in Wick that featured a piped procession through the county town. The Lord Lyon and the Communities Vexillologist were both in attendance and gave speeches to all those in attendance. Caithness is the first community on mainland Scotland to have gained their […]

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Historic County Flags Day

The following is a press release issued by the Association of British Counties. “A national day of celebration has been announced by the Association of British Counties to encourage the population of Great Britain to display their county flag in honour of their historic county. The inaugural annual Historic County Flags Day will be on […]

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DCLG flys Cornwall Flag to celebrate St Piran’s Day

Source: www.gov.uk St Piran’s Day is named after Cornwall’s patron saint of tin miners and is celebrated far and wide on 5 March each year. The day first started being observed in the late 19th and early 20th century and has become increasing popular since the 1950s. In recent years celebrations and parades marking the […]

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Northamptonshire Flag: voting opens

The competition to select a flag for Northamptonshire has now reached the voting stage, after four finalists were selected by a judging panel which included Flag Institute representation. People will also be asked to vote for their preferred dates for a county flag flying day – known as Northamptonshire Day. Voting can be done by […]

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