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Benbecula, Scotland

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[Tentative Flag of South Uist] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 October 2017

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Status of flag competition

For Benbecula this statement was issued
"Owing to administrative issues the Benbecula down select panel needs to be re-run. Organising the logistics of this has been complex and is ongoing. The competition is currently paused until this can be resolved and will hopefully resume later in the year".
Jason Saber, 14 November 2019

Internet fabrications?

[Flag of Benbecula] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 16 February 2017
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[Flag of Benbecula] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 16 February 2017

The flag of Benbecula is described in a discussion about the source of the flag of Lewis as a blue-white-green horizontal tricolor. The information is said to have originated from the Virtual Hebrides website and its message board, from about 1997. This flag seems to appear nowhere on the Web.

At the Italian website History Portal (Portale Storia): a vertical blue-white-green tricolor is presented as the flag of Benbecula. No source is known for this flag, although it repeats the colors of the other design (see above), so its origin is left to speculation: it may have been derived from the horizontal tricolor by conflating with another vertical one, perhaps the Fisherman's Wedding Flag. This seems to be the only appearance of this flag on the Web, as well as the only appearance of any flag attributed to Benbecula.
Tomislav Todorovic, 16 February 2017

These flags appear to be Internet fabrications.

Competitions for the flags of Eriskay, Benbecula and North Uist (Western Isles, Scotland) have just started and will be open until 7th June. The Flag Institute is actively participating.

Tomislav Todorovic, 15 May 2019