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Pupils fly the flag for Border region

Flags in Parliament Square Credit: ITV Border

Flags designed by pupils in Cumbria and the south of Scotland are fluttering above London’s Parliament Square this week.

The House of Common’s 2015 Flag Project, which is aimed at introducing children to the concept of representation, has seen pupils from 80 schools across the UK design a flag that represents their historic county area.

In Cumbria and the south of Scotland the following schools took part and their flags are now fluttering next to the House of Commons:

  • Yewdale Primary, Carlisle (representing Cumberland and Westmorland)
  • Newington School, Dumfries and Galloway (representing Dumfriesshire)
  • Gordon Primary School, Scottish Borders (representing Berwickshire)
  • Kirkcudbright Primary School, Dumfries andGalloway (representing Kirkcudbrightshire)
  • Eddleston Primary, Scottish Borders(representing Peebleshire)
  • Garlieston School, Dumfries and Galloway(representing Wigtownshire)
  • Howdenburn Primary, Scottish Borders (representing Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire)
Eddleston Primary School flag Credit: Eddleston Primary School
Garlieston Primary School. Credit: Garlieston Primary School.
Howden Primary School. Credit: Howden Primary School.
Yewdale Primary School. Credit: Yewdale Primary School.
Newington Primary School. Credit: Newington Primary School.

The display of flags in Parliament Square was made possible with financial support from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the project forms part of the Houses of Parliament’s public programme, Parliament in the Making, which commemorates two important anniversaries in 2015: 750 years since the Simon de Montfort parliament (1265) and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta (1215).

Kirkcudbright Primary School flag Credit: Kirkcudbright Primary School
Gordon Primary. Credit: Gordon Primary.

The pupils taking part used a variety of inspirations in their flag designs.

The blue is the sea, the yellow the sand, the green the beautiful landscape and forests, the black and stars represents our area being a dark skies park. The scallop shell represents the scallop fishing boats that use Kirkcudbright harbour.”

– Ossian Fernando-Campbell, Kirkcudbright flag designer


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