Category Archives: Orkney

Orkney Flag

 Orkney’s flag was registered on April 10th 2007. As with its neighbour Shetland the form of flag, an offset cross, reflects the archipelago’s Scandinavian heritage. The flag was the winning design in a competition held by the local council. This … Continue reading

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Orkney Day

Orkney Day is on the 16th April – the feast day of Saint Magnus, one time Earl of Orkney whose banner of a red offset cross on yellow was used as the previous county flag and was inspiration for the … Continue reading

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