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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


    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


The proposed flag, illustrated by Brady Ells, is his suggestion as a flag for the county based on the quasi coat of arms which featured in the 1933 work Civic Heraldry of England and Wales by C.W Scott-Giles used informally by the Carmarthenshire County Council, prior to … Continue reading

19 March 2014 11 July 2016 start the discussion


The Herefordshire flag was the winner of a 2019 county flag competition and was revealed at a ceremony at Hereford Cathedral    on November 2nd, It was designed by vexillographer Jason Saber. The flag reworks the the coat of arms awarded to Herefordshire County Council … Continue reading

17 March 2014 4 November 2019 start the discussion

Northamptonshire County Flag Competition

The Northamptonshire county flag competition has reached the voting stage with four finalists selected. The four finalists can be viewed at and you can vote for your preference at You may also vote there for a Northamptonshire Day from amongst several options.

25 February 2014 start the discussion


  One of only three English counties without a registered flag, the above fox and cinquefoil design is now being promoted by a group in the county including a Facebook page here  The design features several elements or charges long associated with the county, reflecting … Continue reading

23 February 2014 7 October 2018 start the discussion

West Lothian – Linlithgowshire

The proposal is the work of Brady Ells. It incorporates the earlier golden sun on maroon flag for the Lothian region as a whole devised by Philip Tibbetts – see the post on Midlothian for a fuller background into the Lothian flag. The Patron Saint of … Continue reading

23 February 2014 21 August 2014 start the discussion

Midlothian – Edinburghshire

This proposal from Brady Ells is based on Philip Tibbetts’s proposed flag for the Lothian region as a whole . The juxtaposition of the large central sun represents Midlothian between the other two counties in the Lothian region. Lothian is a traditional region of southern Scotland which … Continue reading

22 February 2014 28 February 2014 start the discussion


The arms of the former council synthesised charges found in the arms of several of the county’s prominent families. The stag’s head is taken from the arms of the Calder family one of the most ancient and important families in the region. The golden colour and … Continue reading

15 February 2014 2 May 2014 start the discussion


The rather eccentric county of Cromartyshire, comprising 23 separate parcels of land amidst the county of Ross (Ross-shire), is a seventeenth century contrivance formed from the estates of George Mackenzie, sheriff of Cromarty after he gained royal favour. Later ennobled as the Earl of Cromarty, the above armorial … Continue reading

13 February 2014 27 August 2015 2 responses

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