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Herefordshire

The two above proposals for Herefordshire are the work of Philip Tibbetts. The red fields represent the red earth of the county as found in the arms of the county council The Y shaped white “pall” on both designs is a pun on the name of … Continue reading

17 March 2014 15 December 2017 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 http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/news/Latestnews/Pages/vote-for-your-favourite-flag-design.aspx and you can vote for your preference at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6THD38T. You may also vote there for a Northamptonshire Day from amongst several options.

25 February 2014 start the discussion

Leicestershire

  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 14 December 2017 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

Nairnshire

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

Cromartyshire

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

Fife

Philip Tibbetts has created this flag proposal for the county. The blue edging on three sides of the flag represents the peninsular nature of the county, the golden colour within recalling King James VI of Scotland’s quote that the county was fringed with gold. The red … Continue reading

11 February 2014 8 November 2016 2 responses

Angus/Forfarshire

The crowned red lion passant in Philip Tibbetts’s proposed flag for the county is taken from the Ogilvy family arms   , the original Celtic Earls of Angus – the ancient name of the locality. The lion is placed in the canton of the field reflecting its … Continue reading

11 February 2014 17 June 2016 start the discussion

Aberdeenshire

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, … Continue reading

11 February 2014 27 August 2015 start the discussion

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