Entries for Tiree flag competition come from across the world

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Entries for the Tiree flag competition are coming in fast from places as diverse as Switzerland and Canada, as well as from South Uist and the island itself.

Tiree decided last year to develop a flag, following successful campaigns for flags on Barra and South Uist.

The competition runs throughout April, with details on the competition website www.tireeflag.com.

Dr John Holliday, chairman of the committee overseeing the competition, told The Oban Times: ‘It has been fascinating to see how different people have approached the design.

‘It sounds easy, but it’s not: taking the essence of the island and creating a simple, original and striking flag. We’ve already been sent some very interesting flags from people all over the world with an interest in Tiree.

‘With the competition ending on Tuesday May 1, there is still plenty time to send in your ideas.’