SUTHERLAND FLAG COMPETITION
FOR ENTRY FORM AND GUIDANCE Sutherland Flag (1)
Individuals, schools (and individual pupils within schools) and other groups are invited to create a design. The winning design will be registered in the Flag Institute’s UK Flag Registry and will then be available for use throughout the county. The final design will be taken up by a flag manufacturer. Any individual, organisation, group or business that is based in, or is associated with Sutherland will be able to buy and use the flag, either as one to be flown, or as an emblem.
Ever since the County of Sutherland was subsumed into the Highland Council in 1996, there has been a gradual loss of identity of the county and all it stands for. It is considered that a Sutherland Flag will help to restore that identity and be a public symbol for all to use that will: a. Raise recognition and awareness of our area nation-wide; b. Help to demonstrate pride both in and within our local communities; c. Celebrate the heritage and culture of our part of the Highlands.