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Scotland Flag - Show Your Scottish Pride with the Flags of Scotland

Did you Know? The Saint Andrew’s Cross flag of Scotland is one of the oldest national flags.

The cross itself dates to at least the 12th century. This diagonal cross is also known as a saltire.

Andrew was a disciple of Christ. Legend tells us that he was crucified on a cross with diagonal beams. His remains were preserved, and several hundred years later Emperor Constantine wanted to move them to his capital. Warned by an angel of this, a monk was instructed to take them to the ends of the Earth. He traveled until he was shipwrecked in Scotland.

We know that some of Andrew’s relics were taken to the town of St. Andrews in Scotland, by the Bishop of Hexham in 733 AD (Hexham Abbey is in northern England very near Hadrian’s wall, and is also dedicated to St. Andrew).

The Evolution of the Scotland Flag

The Saltire has undergone several changes over the centuries. In the 12th century, the Saltire became the official flag of Scotland under the reign of King William I. The flag was modified in the 14th century to include a narrow white border around the edges. In the 17th century, the Saltire was incorporated into the Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom. However, the Saltire remains a powerful symbol of Scottish identity and is still flown proudly throughout Scotland today.

What the Scotland Flag Represents Today

The Scotland Flag is more than just a symbol of national pride, it represents the unwavering spirit of the Scottish people. It reminds us of the bravery and determination of Scottish warriors who fought for their freedom and independence, and it stands as a symbol of unity and solidarity among Scots both at home and abroad.

Whether it’s at a sporting event or flying high above a government building, the Scotland Flag represents the rich history and culture of Scotland. Its colors and design speak volumes about a country steeped in tradition and pride. It’s a symbol that tells the world that Scotland will always stand tall, no matter what challenges it may face.

Ultimate Flags is proud to carry Scotland Flags, also known as the Saint Andrew’s Cross, and Royal Lion Rampant Flags in various fabric qualities such as polyester, printed nylon, sewn nylon, nylon embroidered, and cotton embroidered. We also have many sizes available: 4×6 inch hand flags on stick, 12 x 18 inch stick flags, 2×3 feet, 3×5 feet,  4×6 feet, 5×8 feet, and 6×10 feet.  For outdoor flying, we recommend Polyester or Nylon Scotland flags. For indoor displays, cotton is the most beautiful. Should you have any questions or need help finding the right Scottish flag for you, please contact us!