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Harris, Scotland

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

[Tentative Flag of South Uist] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 16 February 2017

[Flag of Harris] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 7 March 2019
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Description of the flags

The flag of Harris is described in a discussion about the source of the flag of Lewis as having nine alternating blue and white stripes. The information is said to have originated from the Virtual Hebrides website and its message board, from about 1997.

Harris is also attributed another flag, a blue-white-red horizontal tricolor with a large black orb, charged upon its globe with a white saltire, placed over all. One of its earliest appearances online may have been at the Encyclopaedia Heraldica website: (larger image: which served as the source for the Italian website History Portal (/Portale Storia/): as the site author, Mr Giovanni Fontana, informed me in our correspondence of 2017-01-30. Whether the same is also true for the Flags of the Earth website: was not possible to find out so far. What was the original source for all of those sites, is yet to be discovered, though.
Tomislav Todorovic, 16 February 2017

The image at differs from the description given in 2005 for it has seven stripes, not nine. Considering that there are also seven stripes on the flag of Lewis, but with blue and white colors reversed, the number nine might have actually been an error - these two flags might have been intentionally given similar designs, to look as if one was derived from the other (and maybe they really were).
Tomislav Todorovic, 7 March 2019