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Vote For The Flag for Caithness.

20th June 2015

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The shortlisting panel have agreed that four designs can go forward to a public vote. The four designs have ideas extracted from more than one entry. All entries who have contributed to the design will be credited after the results have been declared. It should also be noted that designs may be subject to further alterations by the Lord Lyon.

Voting can be made by completing the form below or by e-mail. Votes are accepted from anyone over the age of 5 years and from any location. In order to avoid multiple voting you must complete your name and address plus age if under 16. Votes are to be returned to :
David Sutherland, Ward Manager, Highland Council, Girnigoe Street Wick, KW1 4HW.
Or by e-mail to david.sutherland[AT]highland.gov.uk
Deadline for votes by either method is 4pm Friday 31st July 2015

See all four flags at the link above.

Design A
The nordic cross symbolises the ancient ties of the county to the Vikings. The black recalls the county's geology with the famous Caithness flagstone, whilst the gold and blue refer to the beaches and sea to reinforce the maritime nature of the county and its heritage. In the first quarter is charged a galley, which is the traditional emblem of Caithness, including a raven upon its sail as it appears in the county's civic arms.

Design B
The pictish style wild cat head recalls the ancient Kingdom of Cat of the area. The triangle issuing from the hoist to represent the geography of the county as a peninsula jutting into the sea, the word ness meaning a promontory. Together the cat and triangle play upon the name of the county as 'Cat-ness'. The black colour recalls the county's geology with the famous Caithness flagstone, whilst the white chevron and blue field depict the sea to reinforce the maritime nature of the county and its heritage.

Design C
The galley is the traditional emblem of Caithness, including a raven upon its sail as it appears in the county's civic arms. The ship is depicted here in the canton to signify its importance with the remainder of the field depicting the sea to reinforce the maritime nature of the county and its heritage. The black canton refers to the famous Caithness flagstone.

Design D
The galley is the traditional emblem of Caithness, including a raven upon its sail as it appears in the county's civic arms. The ship is depicted here on the sea to reinforce the maritime nature of the county and its heritage, whilst the black background denotes the Caithness flagstone.

Send your vote by email to David Sutherland david.sutherland[AT]highland.gov.uk or use the form at
www.caithness.org/posterads2015/caithnessflag.odt
In order to avoid multiple voting you must complete your name and address plus age if under 16.

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