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Argyll and Bute Council

The Argyll and Bute Council has acquired a flag. This is announced in the "Dunoon Observer" of 13th Feb. 2015. It is a plain white flag with the full arms of the Council in the centre. Oddly enough, the Council spokeswoman refers to "the traditional Argyllshire coat of arms" which is illustrated in the article; whereas it appears the arms actually on the flag are (as they should be) the slightly different arms of Argyll & Bute Council rather than Argyll County Council. I suppose the spokeswoman didn't know the difference.
There is a subtext, not stated in the article. It is stated, correctly, that people had been asking for flags to be flown more frequently from the Council flagpoles. The reason is that before the Referendum the Council, presumably worried that it would be accused of taking sides, decided to fly neither the British nor Scottish flags on a regular basis, but only to fly a flag on the few days that the Government recommends it be done (the Queen's birthday etc.) This left the flagpoles bare on all other days!
Kenneth Fraser, 29 May 2015