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
and a leopard is also the badge of the Aberdeenshire Rugby Football Club
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
both of whose arms have been similarly subsumed into the arms of the local council
where other charges also use the blue and yellow colour combination. The choice of colours therefore has a demonstrable local resonance.