UNISON City of Edinburgh Branch Banner
From the branch formation in 1996, the branch
had been getting by with an interim PVC banner.
The new banner was long overdue but it took time
to find the kind of design we wanted and the person
to make it.
The branch was keen to marry the traditional
banner making skills with a more modern design.
Eventually we found a member able to match the
brief for an applique banner that would give an
instantly recognisable but individual and quality
Given the range of services our members work
in, including council, related bodies and the
voluntary and community sector, we also wanted
the banner to depict a generalised image of Edinburgh.
The banner is in satin applique. The edges and
logo are in the UNISON colours of purple and green
with the ‘Edinburgh’ scroll reflecting the city's
dark red livery.
Depicting the city vista from Calton Hill, the
skyline is in merging browns and greens to reflect
the feel of Edinburgh's green areas and the warm
and varying shades of sandstone buildings.
The design by John Stevenson (Branch Communications
Officer) was created painstakingly over several
months by branch member Morag Stevenson.
The previous NALGO Lothian Region, NALGO Edinburgh
District and NUPE Edinburgh No 1 branch banners
were donated to the People’s Story Museum, Royal
Mile, and are on show there.