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The National Flag of Scotland is the 'Saltire'. Learn the fascinating history behind the design of the official Scottish flag here.

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The Saltire or St Andrew's Cross, is a blue field with a white saltire. According to tradition, it represents Saint Andrew, who is supposed to have been crucified on a cross of that form. #scotland #saltire #flag

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The world’s next nations: a brief guide

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There is more than one story of how the Saltire, believed to be the oldest flag in Europe, came to be the Flag of Scotland. This is one of them.

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Scotland Flag ~ Flag of Scotland, also known as the Saint Andrew's Cross or The Saltire

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Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The oldest inhabited castle in Britain, and owned for the last 800 years by Clan MacLeod. It contains the famous Fairy Flag, given to the McLeod Clan by the fairies to help them in battle.

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Scotland and England.

How the Union Jack was formed from the individual flags of England, Scotland, and Ireland. (Northern Ireland being the only piece of Ireland that remains in the United Kingdom, and Wales having never been represented in the Union Jack.)

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The Royal Standard of Scotland, also known as the Lion Rampant of Scotland. Used historically by the King of Scots, the Royal Standard differs from Scotland's national flag, the Saltire, in that its correct use is legally restricted to only a few Great Officers of State who officially represent the Sovereign in Scotland.

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