Islands and island groups perhaps being by their nature separate entities, seem naturally motivated to raise flags – even Lundy has borne several! Thus flags for the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight also appear in the FI registry although unfortunately they are … Continue reading
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Statutory regulations liberalising the flying of flags.
A new set of regulations removing the bureaucracy surrounding the flying of flags in England ( The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 ) has been enacted. This new ruling has defined categories of flags that no longer require planning … Continue reading
Robbie Williams – a fan of the Staffordshire Knot.
After a lengthy debate regarding an appropriate flag for the county of Staffordshire and following consultation with the Flag Institute we have settled on a proposed design that features a gold Stafford knot on a red background, the original illustration coming from Brady Ells. Brady … Continue reading
The Derbyshire flag was the winning entry in a 2006 competition organised by the BBC . Designed by Martin Enright the blue in the flag is held to be one of the traditional colours of the county representing its rivers and reservoirs; the cross marks the … Continue reading
Lancashire’s flag was promoted by the Friends of Real Lancashire (F.O.R.L). For several years a Lancashire flag was commercially available that depicted a red rose on a white field. That particular design could not be registered because it was identical to the arms of the … Continue reading
Shetland’s flag has been flown since 1969, the 500th anniversary of Shetland’s transfer from Norwegian to Scottish rule. However it was not until 2005 that the Lord Lyon made an official grant of the flag to the local council, thereby allowing the flag’s registration by … Continue reading
The flag of Lincolnshire was the winning entry in a 2005 competition organised by the BBC . The flag was designed by Michelle Andrews and selected from a shortlist of six designs drawn from competition entries. The flag features a red cross bearing a yellow … Continue reading
The Hertfordshire flag is a banner of the council arms, originally designed by the College of Arms. Released to the public in 2008, it incorporates eight white and blue wavy lines representing the many rivers in the county. The design was then registered by the Flag Institute In … Continue reading
Westmorland’s flag is derived from the arms of the now defunct county council. It was promoted as a flag for the county by the Westmorland Association http://www.westmorland-association.org.uk. Having secured the support of a number of other county wide organisations, the association successful registered the flag … Continue reading
The flag of Wiltshire features green and white stripes as found in the local council’s arms representing the green of the downs over their chalk underlay. The stripes bend downwards to a central point. At the centre of the design is a great bustard a … Continue reading