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Sutherland Flag Competition

The Sutherland competition took place across September and October 2017, with judging taking place on Monday October 30th at Drummuie in the county. Entries were received from as far afield as New Zealand Japan and Sweden with many featuring the county’s wildlife. The next step … Continue reading

Sutherland

The county of Sutherland conducted its flag competition in September 2017. The county is now set to become the fifth of thirty-four Scottish counties to secure its own distinct flag and the third mainland county to do so, following its neighbour Caithness in January 2016 … Continue reading

Suffolk

The flag of Suffolk is a banner of the traditional arms of Saint Edmund, the county’s patron saint. the Flag Institute agreed to register the design in September 2017, following its display by Suffolk County Council on the inaugural “Suffolk Day”, June 21st 2017 and … Continue reading

7 October 2017 9 October 2017 start the discussion

Oxfordshire

The Flag Institute agreed to register Oxfordshire’s flag in May 2017 but only finalised a design which it deemed satisfactory on October 9th 2017. The original registration request was submitted in February 2017. The design of white wavy stripes representing the River Thames, against background … Continue reading

7 October 2017 9 October 2017 start the discussion

Staffordshire county flag.

The Flag Institute has announced today that the design submitted by the Staffordshire Heritage Group is the winner of the online poll to choose a flag for the county. The design, a traditional pattern associated with the county for several centuries, won with 72.84% of the vote. Congratulations … Continue reading

28 March 2016 one response

Warwickshire

Warwickshire’s flag was registered in August 2016 following a campaign to see the county acquire a registered flag, which gained the support of a dozen county organisations and the sanction of the county’s Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff. The bear and ragged staff have long been associated … Continue reading

31 March 2015 31 August 2016 start the discussion

Cambridgeshire

The Cambridgeshire flag was created by Brady Ells and registered on February 1st 2015, the day it was announced as the winning design in a competition held to select a flag for the county. The competition was organised by adventurer and campaigner Andy Strangeway in … Continue reading

Bedfordshire

Whilst the county of Bedfordshire has no long standing symbolic tradition, a coat of arms was created for the county council in 1951 which combines the three escallops or shells on a black field from the arms of the Russells, Dukes of Bedford with the … Continue reading

5 August 2014 7 November 2014 start the discussion

Rutland

A Horseshoe has been used to represent the county of Rutland since at least 1784 when the emblem appeared on “A New Map of the Counties of Leicester & Rutland, Drawn from the Latest Authorities” by Thomas Conder, 1784     It seem likely that … Continue reading

14 April 2014 31 January 2016 start the discussion

Kinross-shire

    The former Kinross-shire County Council bore arms that depicted Loch Leven Castle and the island in Loch Leven, upon which it is built. This is the castle, shown below, in which Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned and forced to abdicate in 1567 and from which she … Continue reading

13 April 2014 27 August 2015 start the discussion

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