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    Old Town, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2009, photograph by Stuart Wilson.


    History of the Union Jack

    Vintage Union Jack Cushion

    History of Union Jack Flag and how the current design combines three older national flags.

    Preparations being made to fly the Union Flag from the flagpole atop Victoria Tower, Palace of Westminster. This is 1946 and the camera has caught a glimpse of one of the three emergency bridges thrown across the Thames during WW2.

    Union jack cover


    Crovie village, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK


    Origins of the Union Jack flag

    Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.

    The Well at St Non's Chapel, St David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    Union Jack Quilt

    North Street, St Andrews, Scotland

    A craft take on the Union Jack

    Cafes along South Street, St Andrews Fife Scotland

    Union Jack

    St Piran's flag | Flag of Cornwall

    St Abbs Head -Scotland