Roxburghshire is also known as Teviotdale i.e. the valley of the river Teviot. Its proposed flag from Philip Tibbetts, includes a reference to this with a diagonal, wavy blue stripe, running from lower hoist to upper fly against a white field. This colour arrangement repeats that found in the arms of the county council
It runs from the south-west to the north-east of the county so the flag mirrors the county’s geography. The two black birds are rooks, found on the seal
the rooks are each perched on a sabre, as appears in the local civic arms of the county, recalling the area’s Border Reiver heritage. The name “Roxburgh”, is itself a reference to rooks, essentially meaning “rook town”.