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Tiree’s flag has made it through to the final of the The Flag Institute’s world cup of flags competition.

Today is the last chance to get the sun of barley flag crowned the champion by taking part in an online vote.

The competition organised by the UK’s national flag charity has been running for the last month on social media and the island has seen off flags from around the world including Denver in the US and Vincennes in France.

Last week Tiree beat Coventry in the semi final winning 77 per cent of the votes in the Twitter poll.

Famous son of Tiree, author and former political aide Alastair Campbell has been using his social media profile urging followers to Vote Tiree.

A poll for Tiree Community Council in 2016 found a large majority of islanders wanted a flag, so a committee ran a competition to find a design.

The clear winner was a design by Donald Cameron, born and brought up on Tiree, who now works as a senior strategist for a London advertising agency. His design used stalks of barley, referring to the island’s reputation as Tìr an Eòrna, ‘the island of barley’, and the most fertile of the Hebrides, to create a yellow circle, symbolising the sunshine isle.

In today’s grand final, Tiree is going head to head against Staffordshire market town Penkhull.

You can cast your own vote at https://twitter.com/FlagInstitute