The flag fracas that has engulfed Angus Council may be at an end, after the coalition administration forced through a motion that will see the Merchant Navy's Red Ensign flown in Montrose and Arbroath for one day each year.
Angus provost Ronnie Proctor is on a fresh collision course with the SNP's Bill Duff over the Red Duster flag row which has split the county.
Sir, – I refer to previous correspondence concerning Councillor Duff’s opposition to flying the Merchant Navy flag on September 3.
The Angus flag flying fracas continued as a former SNP councillor said the situation had left him “disappointed and exasperated” at the “small minded objection” by a party colleague to flying the Merchant Navy flag from the Ballhouse in Montrose.
Flags + Angus = Trouble
Proposals to fly the Merchant Navy's Red Ensign in Montrose has led to the unfurling of another Angus flag row.