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Facts and History of Scotland Flag

Legends, religion, facts and History of Scotland Flag

The national flag of Scotland has a profound religious significance strongly related to the legends of the Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.

According to the legend, he was crucified in Achaea on a cross having an X-shape.

This x-shaped cross is pictured diagonally on the national ensign of Scotland on an ink blue background.

Facts and history of Scotland Flag indicate the origin of this national symbol in the 14th century when the Parliament of Scotland decided for the soldiers to wear the shape of the Roman X/ Saint Andrew’s cross on their shields in order to be easily identified by the alleys.

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