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West Lothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)

Last modified: 2003-01-25 by rob raeside
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I think the county of West Lothian has a local flag. The old one was a rampant Lothiana (griffin type beast) on a white fly. The new one depicts the arches of a huge railway viaduct, with the River Almond (which dissects the county) and the 5 sisters Sheil Hills. It is green and pink on a dark green fly, and is supposed to represent the harmony on people, nature and industry. 

Jon Scot, 13 January 2002

This is actually the logo of the West Lothian local authority. It depicts the Five Sisters which are shale bings (tailings piles from oil shale mining), the Union Canal (not the River Almond) and the 39 arch Railway viaduct (this has no name and is certainly not known as the eastern arches). These are all man made landmarks - examples of the great industrial heritage of this small county.

Barbra Harvie, 21 January 2003

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