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Voting closes in Caithness flag competition


By SPP Reporter


One of these four designs will become the official flag of Caithness.
One of these four designs will become the official flag of Caithness.

THE voting for what people in Caithness want as their official county flag is now over as Highland Council received its final votes on Friday.

The Caithness flag competition closed at 4pm with over 600 votes received from members of the public to decide which of these four designs will represent the county.

North of Scotland Newspapers launched its campaign last year for Caithness to become the first mainland county in Scotland to have its own flag.

The campaign and public competition received support from almost every organisation in Caithness and Highland Council gave the green light in November.

A total of 326 entries were received from the public which were whittled down to just four designs for the public to vote on during July.

The winning design is expected to be announced in August when the chief heraldic authority in Scotland Lord Lyon Dr Joseph Morrow will buy the first flag and present it to Highland Council in Wick.



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