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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

Denbighshire

Before its formal award of arms Denbighshire County Council used a lion rampant as a seal as recorded in Arthur Fox-Davies’s 1894 Book of Public Arms In 1962 the same rampant lion was included in the formal arms granted to the council  Whilst several sources have suggested that … Continue reading

28 January 2014 23 April 2016 start the discussion

Radnorshire

Radnorshire is blessed with several symbolic traditions, resulting in the availability of four designs arguably eligible for registration as a traditional flag. On the face of it, it would seem that a variation of the banner of the arms of the Mortimer family might be the obvious … Continue reading

28 January 2014 4 May 2014 start the discussion

Dunbartonshire (Lennox)

A banner of the arms held by the Earl of Lennox, an old Scottish province that included the town of Dumbarton might be a useful basis for a flag for the county. The arms came to be associated with the territory and were accordingly used by … Continue reading

27 January 2014 5 February 2016 start the discussion

Sutherland

The armorial banner formed from the arms borne by Hugh de Moray Earl of Sutherland. Sharing a family origin with the Earls of Moray the arms resemble those used by that family, both bearing three lighter coloured stars on a darker background, in this case gold on red, … Continue reading

27 January 2014 5 February 2016 start the discussion

Ross-shire

Three white rampant lions on red were the arms of the Earldom of Ross which were later incorporated into the arms of the county council as a chief, arranged on horizontal axis. This pattern could be incorporated into any potential flag for the county. An alternative novel design can … Continue reading

27 January 2014 6 March 2016 start the discussion

Moray(shire) / Elgin

Moray (also known as Elgin) has been associated with arms bearing three white stars (mullions) on a blue field for centuries. This simple pattern was originally borne by the 13th century Andrew de Moray, a local military and political leader during Scotland’s Wars of Independence. The three stars … Continue reading

27 January 2014 5 February 2016 start the discussion

Argyll

The armorial banner of the early arms of the Clan Campbell is a suitable basis for any flag of the county. A family with mediaeval roots in the locality who provided first the Earls and then the Dukes of Argyll. The simple design is a gyronny of … Continue reading

27 January 2014 5 February 2016 start the discussion

Cardiganshire (Ceredigion)

The flag features a gold lion reguardant (looking backwards) on a black field. This design was attributed as the arms of the ancient Welsh ruler Gwaithfoed and his kingdom of Ceredigion, from which the modern county derives and was incorporated into the arms used by the local … Continue reading

1 January 2012 28 February 2016 start the discussion

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