Commonwealth Day flag raising event

Friday, 9 March 2018

One of more than 1000 Commonwealth flags to be raised throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and Commonwealth countries on Commonwealth Day on Monday 12 March, will be flown in the Borough of Scarborough.

This unique initiative, now in its fifth year, is again catching the imagination of thousands of people throughout the world. As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, it enables those taking part to show appreciation for the values the Commonwealth upholds and the opportunities offered for friendship and cooperation with fellow Commonwealth citizens, young and old.

The borough’s event, to which the public are welcome to attend, will take place in the gardens of the Town Hall in Scarborough from 9.30am, led by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Martin Smith. It will include the raising of the Commonwealth flag above the Town Hall and a Word War One act of remembrance.

Picture of Commonweath Flag flying above Scarborough Town Hall in 2017