A chemicals manufacturer is aiming to recruit 10 people in Aberdeen following a management buy-in backed by private equity. After the panel meets on January 31, a shortlist will be available in the West Highland Free Press and on the paper’s website (www.whfp.com) throughout February for the public to cast their votes. “I thought with Skye being such a popular and iconic place for Scotland, it seemed like a good idea for Skye to have its own flag too.”. © Aberdeen Journals Ltd 2020. “I think the fact that we’ve opened this up as a competition so that we’re getting people’s own unique ideas is really important,” John Finlayson, councillor for the Eilean a’ Cheo ward, told The National. The competition launched in November after islanders petitioned the Court of Lord Lyon – the body that deals with heraldry and coats of arms in Scotland – to officially recognise the winning flag. Mr Mackenzie said: “It is a tremendous design but the other thing that struck people is what it meant. © 2020 BBC. Even though Shetland’s flag wasn’t officially registered until 2005, Shetlanders have been using their flag since 1950, while other islands and areas of the country including, Orkney, Caithness and Tiree, also have their own flags. She was very happy.”. IAN Blackford has congratulated the 9-year-old designer of Skye's new official flag, saying the young lad had created an "enduring image" of the island. VideoBeached: Can rescuers save this dolphin in time? Video, Beached: Can rescuers save this dolphin in time? Mr Trump's fellow Republicans voted 52-48 to approve the judge, overcoming the opposition of Democrats. He believes there is a huge opportunity on the island to make use of the flag: “There’s a wealth of creativity on Skye, with all the different things that are made, baked and created there. New homes for sale in Isle of Skye; New flats for sale in Isle of Skye; Estate agents in Isle of Skye; OnTheMarket.com - Property search website. He continued: “The competition opens it up to everyone, and what we finally come up with, we can say this was agreed democratically, because everyone had the opportunity of input.”. Calum’s design has drawn on a Birlinn, a wooden boat used in the Hebrides in the middle ages, as well as incorporating the rich clan history of the MacLeod’s, MacDonald’s and MacKinnon’s – the first clans on Skye. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. Ofgem must help “deliver, not delay, net zero” in its final price control determinations, a leading industry body has warned. A judging panel spent days going through 369 entries to select a shortlist of entries. Communities creating these symbols is not a new phenomenon, Tibbetts said. People show off their flag. Beached: Can rescuers save this dolphin in time? According to Tibbets, Caithness was the first community to use a competition to find its flag. Beached: Can rescuers save this dolphin in time? .css-gw44ni-IconContainer{display:inline-block;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}playCould postal voting upend US election? EYEWITNESS: When Roy Laidlaw and John Rutherford were a grand duo on the world stage, A foodie’s guide to Halloween: The activities you can do to make the day fun while following current rules, Orkney man’s relative calls for memorial to victims of 1953 sandboat tragedy, Leading industry body calls for Ofgem to ‘deliver, not delay, net zero’, Aberdeen engineering firm believed to have laid off quarter of workforce, Aberdeen-based energy services group awarded multi-million pound North Sea duty holder contract, Deal with Li Ka-shing gives Canadian oil giant a Biden hedge, Report highlights ‘very worrying signs’ for North Sea employment, Prosafe wins $13.6m contact with ConocoPhillips, Chemicals firm to create new Aberdeen jobs after management buy-in, Shell announces plan to begin pre-mobilisation Covid-19 testing, confirms outbreak on Brent Charlie.