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Flags of Scotland

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There are two main flags of Scotland which are often used interchangeably. This is incorrect as one the St Andrew’s Cross or Saltire is the National Flag and the other the red and yellow Lion Rampant. The two Flags are illustrated above:-

The Saltire has been used since the ninth century AD, though the blue background was only mentioned in 1542. The Lion Rampant ahs been used since the thirteenth century though the design has altered to some extent.

Welcome to Scotland and its Culture

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This is a new blog which will seek to describe all aspects of life in Scotland both in the past and in the present. It will be produced in instalments. .

Scotland is a country located in Northern Europe. It has a population of 5.2 million.It has a varied and beautiful landscape especially in the Highlands. Its national flag is the St Andrews Cross or Saltire(see above). It has an interesting past and an even more interesting present.  Please have a read of it and reply if you wish. Comments will be welcomed.