skip to main content

A society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 92 historic (or traditional) Counties of the United Kingdom.

Search for:
 Menu

» ABC Flags

Oxfordshire flag registered.

The Flag Institute has added the Oxfordshire county flag to its registry. The body agreed to register Oxfordshire’s flag in May 2017 but only recently finalised a design which it deemed satisfactory. The original registration request was submitted in February 2017. The design of white … Continue reading

Suffolk flag registered.

The Flag Institute has today added the flag of Suffolk to its registry. A banner of the traditional arms of Saint Edmund, the county’s patron saint, the Flag Institute agreed to register the design in September 2017, following its display by Suffolk County Council on … Continue reading

Sutherland flag competition.

The county of Sutherland conducted its flag competition in September 2017. The county is now set to become the fifth of thirty-four Scottish counties to secure its own distinct flag and the third mainland county to do so, following its neighbour Caithness in January 2016 … Continue reading

Berkshire’s new flag unveiled at official ceremony.

The new county flag of Berkshire was revealed at a ceremony conducted at the Berkshire County Show, Newbury, held on September 17th 2017 and attended by the county’s Lord Lieutenant James Puxley, whose sanction had secured the flag’s registration and High Sheriff, Sarah Scrope. ABC … Continue reading

7 October 2017 9 October 2017 one response

Proposed Sutherland flag competition gains support

In April 2017, just over a year after its neighbour Caithness registered its own county flag, several interested parties met to initiate a county flag competition for Sutherland. The gathering, which took place at the former Sutherland District Council chamber, above the public library in Dornoch, … Continue reading

20 April 2017 21 April 2017 3 responses

Bridgend procession.

In 2013 ABC cooperated with the county history society to secure Glamorgan its county flag. This year we were contacted by the organisers of the 2017 Eisteddfod to be held in Bridgend in the county for help in supplying county flags for the event. We were … Continue reading

Kirkcudbrightshire adopts a new flag.

The county of Kirkcudbrightshire has adopted a new flag, becoming the fourth Scottish county to do so. The design was created by Philip Tibbetts, supported by the county’s Lord Lieutenant, Sir Malcolm Ross, seen here with the new flag and duly registered by both the Lord Lyon, … Continue reading

12 June 2016 one response

Staffordshire County Flag

Design supported by the Staffordshire Heritage Group wins the vote for the new Staffordshire flag. Continue reading

28 March 2016 3 May 2016 start the discussion

New Caithness Flag

The new flag of our northernmost county, Caithness, has been revealed at a ceremony attended by Scotland’s highest heraldic authority, the Lord Lyon and various civic dignitaries. The ceremony may be viewed here http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/News/New-Caithness-flag-unveiled-at-Wick-ceremony-26012016.htm  

27 January 2016 1 February 2016 start the discussion

Rutland Flag Registered

A new county flag registered. Following research by ABC and approaches to the Rutland High Sheriff, the local council has released its armorial banner for public use and the design has now been registered by the Flag Institute as the county flag of Rutland. Read more … Continue reading

17 November 2015 21 November 2015 start the discussion


Contact Us • Terms & Conditions • M Fielding Design Copyright © 2011- The Association of British Counties.