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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

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.

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

23 February 2015 25 February 2015 start the discussion

New Cambridgeshire Flag.

The long awaited winner of the Cambridgeshire county flag competition was announced on Sunday February 1st. The winning design was created by ABC member Brady Ells, who had previously enjoyed a similar success in neighbouring Northamptonshire and had secured registration of the traditional gold martlets … Continue reading

1 February 2015 2 February 2015 start the discussion

A new county flag registration.

The Welsh county of Merioneth(shire) (Meirionnydd) is the latest British county to acquire a registered flag, following research conducted by ABC in consultation with the Flag Institute and liaison with local groups. The newly registered flag, (January 2nd 2015) is based on a design anciently … Continue reading

Anglesey Flag – the story so-far

ABC member Gwyndaf Parri is a resident of Caernarfonshire but a native of neighbouring Anglesey. In 2012 he was the local man heading the campaign which successfully secured a flag for Caernarfonshire that bore the emblem of three golden eagles against a green background, with … Continue reading

25 June 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion

By George! England’s traditional counties can return to England’s roads.

Great news released by the DCLG on Saint George’s Day: To mark St George’s Day, Eric Pickles today (23 April 2014) announced a new initiative to support the ‘tapestry’ of traditional English counties, including getting rid of a Whitehall ban on the names of traditional … Continue reading

23 April 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion

Anglesey flag registered.

Registration of the Anglesey Flag has been confirmed based on the traditional banner, we are awaiting final artwork which will probably take a couple of weeks. however the basic design can be viewed for now in the ABC flag blog, registered flags section.

7 March 2014 10 May 2014 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 10 May 2014 start the discussion