As part of our work with the UK Parliament to create the fantastic Parliament Square display for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, we are showcasing each of the flags created by school children from throughout the country. This flag design comes from Dunbeg Primary School, Argyllshire.
Region: Argyll and Bute
Position: 56 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“All 22 pupils in P7/6 were involved in the design process. Initially the children shared their thoughts on what people would instantly think about in relation to Argyll and Bute. After narrowing down their ideas the children formed groups of 4 or 5 pupils to work on group designs.
The background colours of the design chosen for submission are green and blue. Green was an obvious choice, representing the the lush green environment by which we are surrounded. The green sections are triangular, creating a simplified form of the many hills and mountains to be found in Argyll and Bute. Blue was chosen to represent the sea, an important feature which attracts tourists to the area as well as providing employment in the fishing industry. Tourism as well as fishing are large contributors to the economy of the constituency.
Pupils chose to include a simplified collage of McCaig’s Tower as the focal point as they discovered that this was one of the top tourist destinations in the constituency and felt that it is instantly recognisable as belonging to their area.”