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This proposed flag for Aberdeenshire from Philip Tibbetts, features a rampant leopard. Leopards appear as supporters in the civic arms of the city of Aberdeen

Aberdeen Arms

and a leopard is also the badge of the Aberdeenshire Rugby Football Club

Aberdeenshire rugby badge

the emblem thus has a proven local currency.

The colours deployed, blue and yellow, are taken from various arms used in the locality through the years. Modern Aberdeenshire subsumes two ancient Scottish provinces, Mar


and Buchan


both of whose arms have been similarly subsumed into the arms of the local council

Aberdeenshire Council Arms

 where other charges also use the blue and yellow colour combination. The choice of colours therefore has a demonstrable local resonance.

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