THE public have one more week to vote for a new official county flag for Berwickshire.

The competition was organised by Berwickshire Civic Society with funding and support from local and national organisations and businesses.

The flag for Berwickshire will be a free, public symbol for all to use.

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It will raise recognition and awareness of the area nationwide, express pride in the local community and celebrate the heritage and culture of this corner of the country.

Five designs from more than 200 entries have been shortlisted by the judges and approved by the Court of the Lord Lyon.

As well as a £250 prize for the winning design, the winner will have the thrill of seeing their creation flying across the county.

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It will be recognised by the The Court of the Lord Lyon, the body responsible for recording and protecting all heraldry, flags and national symbols in Scotland.

Of the 34 Scottish counties, only 9 have registered flags.

Voting is open until 31 October. You can vote at

Brian Payne, Chairman of the Berwickshire Civic Society, said: “This is a long overdue project for the community of Berwickshire.

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“It gives us the chance to celebrate our unique heritage and location, as well as allow local producers, businesses and organisations to brand their products and services with a definitive emblem of our identity as Berwickshire”.