Flag of Scotland
Adopted 15th century
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 3:5

The flag of Scotland consists of a blue background with a white saltire.


This flag is the cross of St. Andrew, one of Jesus's twelve apostles and the patron saint of Scotland in Christianity. The saltire represents the cross on which he was killed in a legend. [1]


  1. Scotland: Scottish Flag
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