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List of Scottish flags

 

List of Scottish flags

This is a list of flags that are used exclusively in Scotland. Other flags used in Scotland, as well as the rest of the United Kingdom can be found at list of British flags.

Contents

  • National flag 1
  • Royal flags 2
  • Counties, regions, and cities 3
    • Counties 3.1
    • Local authorities 3.2
  • Historical flags 4
  • Organizations 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

National flag

Flag Date Use Description
Since at least 1513[1] Flag of Scotland, also known as the Saint Andrew's Cross or The Saltire A white saltire on a sky blue field

Royal flags

Flag Date Use Description
Since 1837 Royal Standard of the United Kingdom used in Scotland A banner of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom used exclusively in Scotland by the sovereign. An alternative form is used elsewhere.[2]
Since 1948 Standard of the Duke of Edinburgh A banner of the Coat of Arms of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip; 1st quarter representing Denmark, 2nd quarter Greece, 3rd quarter the Mountbatten family, 4th quarter Edinburgh.
Since c. 1222[1] Royal Standard of Scotland A banner of the ancient Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland, now officially used in Scotland by representatives of the sovereign, including the First Minister of Scotland (as keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland), the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, and Lord Lieutenants within their lieutenancies.[2][3] This flag is also used at the royal residences of Holyrood Palace and Balmoral Castle when the sovereign is not present.
Standard of the Duke of Rothesay. The Royal Standard of Scotland defaced with a label of three points.
Since 1974[4] Personal banner of the 23rd Duke of Rothesay The personal banner of the current Duke, His Royal Highness The Prince Charles. The arms are based upon those of the Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin, and represent in the 1st and 4th quarters the title of Great Steward of Scotland whilst the 2nd and 3rd quarters represent the title of Lord of the Isles. In the centre, to difference the arms from those of Appin, is placed an escutcheon bearing the arms of the heir apparent to the King of Scots.[2]
Since 2011 Standard of the Earl of Strathearn. The Standard of His Royal Highness Prince William, namely the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom used in Scotland, defaced with a label of three points, the centre point bearing a red scallop.
Since 1986 Standard of the Earl of Inverness. The Standard of His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, namely the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom used in Scotland defaced with a label of three points, the centre point bearing a blue anchor.[2]
Since 1999 Standard of the Earl of Wessex used in Scotland. The Standard of His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, namely the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom used in Scotland defaced with a label of three points, the centre point bearing a Tudor Rose.[2]
Since 1987 Standard of the Princess Royal used in Scotland The Standard of [2]

Counties, regions, and cities

Counties

Flag Date Use Description
Since 2007 Flag of Orkney Red, with a blue Scandinavian Cross outlined in yellow that extends to the edges of the flag. The colours from the Royal Standards of Scotland and of Norway and the Flag of Scotland.[5]
Created 1969, enrolled in 2005 Flag of Shetland Blue, with a white Scandinavian Cross. The colours of the Scottish flag.[5]

Local authorities

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Aberdeen Three white/grey castles on a red field, a heraldic flag taken from the city council's coat of arms.
Flag of Angus A heraldic flag derived from the arms of Angus Council, consisting of four quarters containing a red crowned lion passant, a gold cinquefoil, a blue-white checked strip crossed with buckled red belt, and a depiction of the heart of Robert the Bruce to represent the four ancient earldoms of Angus.[6]
Flag of Edinburgh A heraldic flag derived from the arms of Edinburgh Council.[7]
Flag of the Outer Hebrides (and the council area Comhairle nan Eilean Siar)

Historical flags

Flag Date Use Description
Until 1707 Scottish Red Ensign, used by the Royal Scottish Navy A Red Ensign with the Flag of Scotland in the canton
1606–1707 Scottish Union Flag First Union Flag with the Flag of Scotland superior to and overlying the Flag of England
Until 2007 Former (unofficial) flag of Orkney The Cross of St Magnus. (An official version has now been adopted).
1698 Flag of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies.

Organizations

Flag Date Use Description
Ensign of the Northern Lighthouse Board A Blue Ensign defaced with a lighthouse
Commissioner's flag of the Northern Lighthouse Board A White Ensign with a pre-1801 Union Flag in the canton, defaced with a lighthouse
Ensign of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency A Blue Ensign defaced with the badge of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency
Flag of the Church of Scotland The Flag of Scotland with the burning bush in the centre.[8]

Notes

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  2. ^ a b c d e f
  3. ^
  4. ^ British Royal Flags: Prince Charles at Flags of the World. Retrieved on 9 December 2010.
  5. ^ a b
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References

External links

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