#Turriff flag, #Aberdeenshire

I saw an interesting TED talk on Youtube called Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed. It made me think about designing a flag for my local town of Turriff, Aberdeenshire.

Here’s what I came up with:

turra-flag.png

According to Wikipedia, Turriff derives from Scottish Gaelic Torraibh, meaning “place of round hills”. My flag therefore reflects this fact. It also ties in with the concept of agriculture, which is an important to the identity of Turriff.

I had also played around with the idea of a cow and sheaf of wheat. My Inkscape skills were not really up to it, though.

There Inkscape/SVG file from which the flag was created is available as a gist, for those wanting to experiment.

About mcturra2000

Computer programmer living in Scotland.
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