Celebrating Commonwealth Day

From Tonga to East Ayrshire, local authorities, community groups and charities have marked Commonwealth Day by taking part in the largest ever, single raising of the Commonwealth flag.

This is the fourth year that ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ has been held throughout the British Isles and Commonwealth countries and this year saw around 900 flags being raised.

As this year’s theme was ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’ with a focus on engaging with young people, pupils Sam Rankin and Olivia Hislop-Smith from St Andrew’s Primary School raised the flag at Council HQ in Kilmarnock while Amy McCulloch read out the Commonwealth Affirmation.

Young members of the Army Cadet Force also represented the young people of our nation by taking the Commonwealth flag to the four highest peaks of the United Kingdom: Ben Nevis, Mount Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland.

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