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Clan banners are the arms in flag form and are becoming very popular. Clan chiefs usually have their standard. It is difficult to find many clan banners on the web but here are some photos of them.
N.M., 21 October 2002
These are, of course, more correctly the chiefs' banners, since they are banners of the chiefs' personal arms. Under Scottish armorial law, clans and families don't have arms, individual members do. As N.M. says, the chiefs also have their standards (long tapering flags with their arms, badges, mottoes, etc., on them).
People do use these widely as if they were the flags of the clans themselves, the same way they use the royal lion banner as if it were an alternative flag of Scotland. You see the flags here in the United States at Highland games, Scottish heritage parades, and such. But technically they aren't.
Joe McMillan, 22 October 2002