Renfrewshire flags

Raising the profile of local flags in Scotland, part II: Renfrewshire.

This is, or rather would be, the heraldic banner of Renfrewshire. Like all banners, it is simply one way of displaying a coat of arms, much as in the case of the flag of Angus previously mentioned here. As with all armorial bearings, these banners must be possessed by a defined legal person - the new City of Inverness was refused an application for arms as it had no city council to grant them to - as such the banner was first granted to the Renfrewshire County Council, and is now the property of Renfrewshire Council, perhaps more properly Mid-Renfrewshire Council as its jurisdiction extents only over one of three parts of the county. Of the other two modern council areas, Inverclyde has gained arms (and, thus, a theoretical banner) whilst East Renfrewshire manages to survive (somehow) without.

Glasgow School of Art

Design for the new building opposite Charles Rennie Mackintosh's world-famous School of Art building in Glasgow by Stephen Holl architects.

The new building, chosen in a design competition, will be largely matte glass with clear glass sections set back behind a raised garden area. The overarching concept is to create a "complementary contrast" to the Mackintosh building, recently voted the UK's favourite building and one of the key pieces of modernist architecture in Great Britain.
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