Caithness Flag Competition Debacle

Today I have learnt that of the 327 entires for the Caithness Flag competition none met with the approval of the judging panel as:

The designs, which were recently short-listed by a judging panel, have ideas extracted from more than one entry

Caithness 4 (2)

The Highland Council and Lord Lyon appear to have disregarded all 327 designs from the public and offered their four designs for the public to vote on. Why have a competition?

Having organised flag competitions for:

  1. East Riding
  2. North Riding
  3. West Riding
  4. County Durham
  5. Cambridgeshire

I can never condone such conduct towards designers.

Email To The Highland Council

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway


Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:34 AM

Subject: Caithness Flag Competition Debacle

Dear David,

Could I please refer you to

As I believe the Caithness flag competition has been hijacked from the 327 flag designers by the Highland Council I would like to register a complaint against the Highland Council.

In addition I request that you discuss my complaint with Lord Lyon at the earliest opportunity.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

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