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Shetland Islands

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Shetland Islands official flag

Flag size 5 ' x 3' (1500mm x 900mm) Content - 100% polyester,
The flag of Shetland was designed by Roy Grønneberg and Bill Adams in 1969. It was unofficially created to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the transfer of the islands from Norway to the Kingdom of Scotland and the 500 years before as part of Norway.
It was recognised by the Lord Lyon, the heraldic authority of Scotland, on 1 February 2005, just in time for the Island Games in July 2005 in Shetland. The flag was officially adopted with a description by the Shetland Islands Council on 13 December 2006. It was at the same time stated that the proportions were to be 3:5 with the fields to the hoist being square as in the flags of Norway, Iceland and the Faroes. Before 2006 the fields to the hoist had commonly been rectangular. The width of the bars is 1/6 the height of the flag.
The flag uses the colours of the flag of Scotland, but in the form of the Nordic cross in order to symbolise Shetland's historical and cultural ties with the Nordic region. The colours and device are the inverse of that of flag of Finland.
It is widely used privately by Shetlanders both on land and sea. The flag is now seen as a symbol of the special Shetland identity.


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