NG1950 : Isle of Skye flag / Bratach an Eilein

taken 10 months ago, near to Totaig, Highland, Great Britain

Isle of Skye flag / Bratach an Eilein
Isle of Skye flag / Bratach an Eilein
The new island flag flies at the entrance to a croft in Totaig. Unveiled in August 2020, the winning design by 9-year-old Calum Alasdair Munro was chosen by public vote from 369 entries.

A Nordic cross (with the vertical component shifted towards the hoist as in the flags of all the Scandinavian countries) is intertwined with a circle to represent the island's historic blend of Norse and Celtic cultures. The five oars of the birlinn (or galley) in the canton stand for the five wings or peninsulas which make up An t-Eilean Sgiathanach, the "winged isle". The colours recall the yellow of the MacLeods, whose clan lands lie in the west of the island, and the blue of the MacDonalds and Mackinnons in the north, south and east.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 September, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 September, 2020
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Islands 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 1995 5070 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:27.5911N 6:40.2875W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 1995 5068
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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