Official Present-Day Flag of Scotland
The modern-day flag of Scotland consists of a white saltire (“X” shaped or diagonal cross) against a blue field. It is also referred to as the Saint Andrew’s Cross” or the “Saltire”. Saint Andrew is the patron Saint of Scotland along with several other nations. Andrew was one of Jesus’ Disciples and the brother of Simon Peter. He is often referred to in scripture as “the first called” as we are informed in the Gospel of John that Andrew was the 1st Disciple called by Jesus. Simon Peter and Andrew were fishermen by trade and it was they who were addressed by Jesus who offered to make them fishers of men. The two brothers served as Disciples of Jesus for the remainder of Jesus’ life on earth as well as their own earthly lives. After Pentecost (the descent of the Holy Spirit back to earth on Jesus’ followers) St. Andrew’s ministry of leading people to Jesus took him to the lands of what is modern-day Ukraine, Russia, Romania, and Greece. Because of his refusal to recognize pagan gods, he was crucified on an “X” shaped cross in the city of Patras on November 30 60 AD. Saint Andrew died as a martyr for his Master Jesus Christ.
The St. Andrews Cross is displayed at both government building and private establishments such as homes and businesses all ofer the country. It is also use by some elements of the british military. The Saint Andrews Cross is also incorporated into the British Union Jack along with Saint Peter’s and Saint George’s Crosses.
Made of durable, lightweight Oxford-style polyester material that has the look and feel of nylon, and similar durability to nylon. Also light enough to fly easily in the lightest breezes. The artwork is visible on both sides of the flag.
- One solid piece of printed hemmed fabric
- 200 denier polyester fabric that flys easily in a light breeze
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Flag size: 3’x5′