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

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 Royal Standard of Scotland, also known as the Banner of the King of Scots, or more commonly the Lion Rampant of Scotland, is the Scottish Royal Banner of Arms. Its correct use is restricted by an Act of the Parliament of Scotland to only a few Great Officers of State who officially represent The Sovereign in Scotland. Scotland has not had its own monarchy since the Act of Union with England in 1707. Queen Elizabeth II is monarch of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Royal Standard of Scotland, also known as the Banner of the King of Scots, or more commonly the Lion Rampant of Scotland, is the Scottish Royal Banner of Arms. Its correct use is restricted by an Act of the Parliament of Scotland to only a few Great Officers of State who officially represent The Sovereign in Scotland. Scotland has not had its own monarchy since the Act of Union with England in 1707. Queen Elizabeth II is monarch of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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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.

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

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

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Flag of Ireland:  Stands for unity between the religions of the country.  Orange Stands for Irish Protestants.  Northern Irish Protestants are called Orange People due to the fact that it is associated with William of Orange (William III), the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland who in 1690 defeated the ousted King James II, a Roman Catholic, in the momentous Battle of the Boyne near Dublin.    Green for the Irish Catholic Nationalists    Green is the color which stands for the Irish…

Flag of Ireland: Stands for unity between the religions of the country. Orange Stands for Irish Protestants. Northern Irish Protestants are called Orange People due to the fact that it is associated with William of Orange (William III), the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland who in 1690 defeated the ousted King James II, a Roman Catholic, in the momentous Battle of the Boyne near Dublin. Green for the Irish Catholic Nationalists Green is the color which stands for the Irish…

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