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Flags of the
United Kingdom
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English flags
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Scottish flags
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Royal Standards

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

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Scotland.svg 832 - Flag of Scotland, also known as the St Andrew's Cross, and the Saltire A white saltire on a sky blue field

Royal Flags

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of the United Kingdom in Scotland.svg 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.[1]
Lionrampant.svg 1323 - 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] This flag is also used at the Royal residences of Holyrood Palace and Balmoral Castle when the sovereign is not present.
Duke of Rothesay Banner.svg Banner of the Duke of Rothesay Banner of the Duke's Arms, 1st and 4th quarters representing the title of Great Steward of Scotland, the 2nd and 3rd quarters representing the title of Lord of the Isles. In the centre an inner shield bearing the arms of the heir apparent to the King of Scots
Duke of Rothesay Standard.svg Standard of the Duke of Rothesay. The Royal Standard of Scotland defaced with a label of three points.[1]
Royal Standard of the Duke of York used in Scotland.svg Standard of the Duke of York used in Scotland As a sovereing's son, the Duke may also display a version of the form used exclusively in Scotland. This Standard is the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom used in Scotland defaced with a label of three points, the centre label bearing a blue anchor.[1][3][4]
Royal Standard of the Earl of Wessex used in Scotland.svg Standard of the Earl of Wessex used in Scotland The Royal Standard of the United Kingdom used in Scotland defaced with a label of three points, the centre label bearing a Tudor Rose.[3][4]
Royal Standard of Princess Anne used in Scotland.svg Standard of the Princess Royal used in Scotland The Royal Standard of the United Kingdom used in Scotland defaced with a label of three points, the first and third labels bearing a red cross, the centre label bearing a red heart.[3][4]

Counties, Regions and Cities

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Aberdeen.svg Flag of Aberdeen Three White/Grey Castles on a Red Field, taken from the city's coat of arms.
Bandera Western Isles.png Flag of the Outer Hebrides (and the council area Comhairle nan Eilean Siar)
Flag of Shetland.svg 1969 - Flag of Shetland Blue, with a white Scandinavian cross. The colours of the Scottish flag.
2007 Flag of Orkney.svg 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 Standard of Scotland and the Flag of Scotland.

Historical Flags

Flag Date Use Description
Scottish Red Ensign.svg -1707 Scottish Red Ensign, used by the Royal Scottish Navy A red ensign with the Flag of Scotland in the canton
Union Jack 1606 Scotland.svg 1606 - 1707 Scottish Union Flag First Union Flag with the Flag of Scotland superior to and overlying the Flag of England
Former Flag of Orkney.svg -2007 Former (unofficial) Flag of Orkney The Cross of St Magnus. (An official version has now been adopted).
Flag of Orkney.png -2007 Another former (unofficial) Flag of Orkney Flag based upon the Coat of arms of Orkney (An official version has now been adopted).

Organisations

Flag Date Use Description
Ensign of the British Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses.svg Ensign of the Northern Lighthouse Board A Blue Ensign defaced with a lighthouse
Northern Lighthouse Board Commisioners Flag of the United Kingdom.png 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.png Ensign of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency A Blue Ensign defaced with the badge of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency
Church-scotland-standard.PNG Flag of the Church of Scotland The flag of Scotland with the burning bush in the centre

References

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