The proposal comes from Philip Tibbetts. The colours are taken from the coat of arms of the Inverness shire County Council
The crossed devices are Lochaber axes as found in the arms of Lochaber district council in the county
which themselves derive from the arms of Fort William
where they commemorate the Battle of Inverlochy in 1645 between the Marquess of Montrose and the Campbells. This form of axe is a famed Highland weapon. The large triangle at the hoist and extending to the fly end of the flag, represents the mighty and iconic ‘Great Glen’ that runs through the county, dividing it in two.