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image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 February 2017
Here is flag and coat of arms of Rollag.
Tomislav Šipek, 12 February 2017
image by Tomislav Šipek, 30 October 2015
Blazon: I rødt to gull spisser som møtes i øvre skjoldrand. English: Gules
two piles in point issuing from the base or.
It was approved by the royal resolution of 25 June 1993.
From http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Rollag "The arms represent an old warning cairn made of timber." This site in Norwegian explains that the design represent a stylized "varde" - a beacon set atop of a hill used for signaling (i.e. as a distress call).
Now, there are still old cairns on the hills around Rollag, but it seems that the background story is so well known that I can't find it in a quick search.
Željko Heimer, 11 November 2015
I would guess that's a reference to Vrågåvarden. There used to be a whole
network of these fire beacons, used as warnings in time of war. There are only
five wooden varder left from that system, the Vrågåvarde above Rollag being one
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 31 March 2019