Scottish Saltire Flag
Regular price $129.00
You may have gathered (or may not have yet!) that I am actually from Scotland! My wife and I met while she was studying abroad in Europe. Long story short, I moved to the states a year later and we've lived here for the past 7.5 years. I am still Scottish though and will always be proud of that. I know I HAD to make a Scotland Saltire flag. I've met so many people with roots from Scotland or Expats just like myself. America is full of people from all over which is one thing that makes it great! I take pride in this flag so if you need a Scotland flag, so who better than to make you one of these than a real Scot.
The saltire is steeped in history. According to legend, in 832 A.D. Óengus II led his army into battle against the Angles. The legend states that while praying, Óengus vowed that if he were granted victory he would appoint Saint Andrew as the Patron Saint of Scotland. The legend says that Saint Andrew then appeared to Óengus that night in a dream and assured him of victory. On the morning of battle white clouds forming the shape of an X were appeared in the sky. Emboldened by this apparent divine intervention, the army took to the field and won despite being inferior in numbers. Having interpreted the cloud phenomenon as representing the crux decussata upon which Saint Andrew was crucified, Óengus honoured his pre-battle pledge and duly appointed Saint Andrew as the Patron Saint of Scotland. The white saltire set against a celestial blue background is said to have been adopted as the design of the flag of Scotland on the basis of this legend.