Moray (also known as Elgin) has been associated with arms bearing three white stars (mullions) on a blue field for centuries. This simple pattern was originally borne by the 13th century Andrew de Moray, a local military and political leader during Scotland’s Wars of Independence. The three stars were included in the coat of arms
used by the Moray County Council in light of their long association with the locality. A flag featuring these three white stars on blue is thus a very obvious choice for the basis of any county flag.