Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has formally raised the Commonwealth Flag today (Monday, March 12th) in celebration of Commonwealth Day.
Now in its fourth year the ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ initiative is again catching the imagination of thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to join with others throughout the Commonwealth.
Cllr Alasdair Macleod, Vice Chair of the council’s Policy and Resources Committee, raised the flag, commenting: “I am pleased to learn that so many people throughout the Commonwealth will be taking part in the ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ initiative this year and am delighted that the Comhairle once again participated in Commonwealth Day and all that the Commonwealth represents.”

As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, the ‘Fly and Flag’ initiative enables participants to show appreciation for the values the Commonwealth upholds, and the opportunities offered for friendship and cooperation with fellow Commonwealth young and old citizens around the world
To find out more please visit, www.thecommonwealth.org/commonwealthday