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Proposed Sutherland flag competition gains support

In April 2017, just over a year after its neighbour Caithness registered its own county flag, several interested parties met to initiate a county flag competition for Sutherland. The gathering, which took place at the former Sutherland District Council chamber, above the public library in Dornoch, … Continue reading

20 April 2017 21 April 2017 3 responses

Warwickshire’s new flag

The recent registration of the new Warwickshire flag by the Flag Institute  leaves England with only five counties without a county flag. The design of the new flag features the fourteenth-century bear-and-ragged-staff emblem traditionally associated with the county. The emblem received a makeover to align … Continue reading

24 August 2016 one response

Staffordshire Heritage Group and their Staffordshire flag proposal

Trevor Fisher (history writer and heritage group member), Phillip Kinnersley (Chair of Trustees for Stafford Burgesses Guild), Margaret George (Chair of Staffordshire Heritage Group), John Edwards (Master of Stafford Burgesses Guild) and Professor Alan Eardley (Squire of Stafford Morris Men). Photo: Josh Cope.
Trevor Fisher (history writer and heritage group member), Phillip Kinnersley (Chair of Trustees for Stafford Burgesses Guild), Margaret George (Chair of Staffordshire Heritage Group), John Edwards (Master of Stafford Burgesses Guild) and Professor Alan Eardley (Squire of Stafford Morris Men). Photo: Josh Cope.
Image 3 March 2016 From the counties , 3 responses

New Caithness Flag

The new flag of our northernmost county, Caithness, has been revealed at a ceremony attended by Scotland’s highest heraldic authority, the Lord Lyon and various civic dignitaries. The ceremony may be viewed here http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/News/New-Caithness-flag-unveiled-at-Wick-ceremony-26012016.htm  

27 January 2016 1 February 2016 start the discussion

Rutland Flag Registered

A new county flag registered. Following research by ABC and approaches to the Rutland High Sheriff, the local council has released its armorial banner for public use and the design has now been registered by the Flag Institute as the county flag of Rutland. Read more … Continue reading

17 November 2015 21 November 2015 start the discussion

Historic County Flags Day – 23 July 2015

Historic County Flags Day – #CountyFlagsDay is Thursday 23rd July 2015, when the people of Great Britain celebrate the nation’s historic counties through the flying of Flags. Colour Your County! https://colouryourcounty.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/countyflagsday  

Caithness flag competition reaches voting stage.

The Caithness flag competition has now reached voting stage. The competition attracted 327 entries and is a joint venture between the Highland Council, Caithness community councillors, the local newspaper The John O’Groats Journal and the Flag Institute, sanctioned by the chief Scottish heraldic authority, the Lord Lyon. … Continue reading

20 June 2015 21 June 2015 start the discussion

Flintshire county flag registered.

The Flag Institute has announced that the county flag of Flintshire is to be added to the registry. Flintshire becomes the seventh Welsh county to acquire a registered flag. Congratulations to the group who campaigned for their county to secure a flag of its own. https://www.facebook.com/FlintshireFlag?fref=ts

24 February 2015 25 February 2015 start the discussion

A county flag for Caithness.

The county of Caithness has launched its county flag competition, sanctioned by the Lord Lyon, Scotland’s Chief heraldic authority. More details here http://www.highland.gov.uk/news/article/8401/chance_to_design_caithness_flag?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

23 February 2015 25 February 2015 start the discussion

Four new county flags join the register

A flurry of county flag registrations sees Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, and Surrey flags added to the Flag Institute’s UK Flag Registry. Whilst the Bedfordshire, Norfolk, and Surrey designs stem from traditional county emblems, the Northamptonshire flag is the result of a competition hosted by Northamptonshire … Continue reading



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