Are these Union or Scotland flags in Taunton? It's difficult to tell! (From Somerset County Gazette)
Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting COUNTY GAZETTE to 80360 or email us
Are these Union or Scotland flags in Taunton? It's difficult to tell!
8:30pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012 in News
SOME Scots would love to break away from the rest of the United Kingdom - but it seems they're pretty keen to make their mark in Taunton.
The Union Flag bunting adorning the town centre to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee seems to have turned into the blue and white Scottish flag.
But it's not a political statement of intent by our friends north of the border.
Taunton town centre manager Graham Love explained that it was the fault of the sun - if you can remember what that is.
Mr Love said: “Sunlight has a big effect on red - its UV rays cause it to fade.
“We're discussing with Taunton Deane Council when it's best to get the bunting taken down, but we're mindful of the Olympic celebrations coming up shortly and want to keep it up for that period.”