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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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Barra Flag Registered

The Barra flag has been granted official recognition from the Lyon Court and entered into the Flag institute’s registry. The distinctive green and white Scandinavian-style flag has been widely used by the community for decades – flying across the island and appearing on local produce. However, until now, has had no legal recognition. A community […]

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South Uist a Hebridean First

South Uist is to have the first officially recognised community flag in the Outer Hebrides. The design will now be entered into the official records of the Court of the Lord Lyon, where all such flags in Scotland – including the saltire itself – are recorded and has also appeared on the Flag Institute registry […]

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Flag of Wales: A blood-red dragon on a field of green

BY ALEX CROUCH Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon) has officially been the flag of Wales since 1959, though the principality being represented by a dragon dates back to 830. The Red Dragon itself can be dated back to the Roman occupation of Britain or Arthurian Legend. Merlin prophesied of a battle between a red […]

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Flags at Half Mast for King Abdullah

By Alex Crouch The flying of Union Flags at Half Mast following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has not been welcomed by some who question the nation’s human rights record. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP tweeted: “Flying flags at Half Mast on gov[ernment] buildings for the death of Saudi king is a steaming […]

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