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Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is the northernmost of the four constituent parts that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, sharing a 60 mile (96 km) long land border with England to the south and separated from Northern Ireland by the North Channel of the Irish Sea.
Otherwise, Scotland is surrounded by the bracing waters of the North Sea to the east, and the North Atlantic Ocean to the west and north.
Scotland is a place where you can watch golden eagles soar over the rocky peaks of the Cuillins and play golf on some of the world's most hallowed courses.
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 Scotland: Scottish Flag
Andrew (an apostle of Jesus in the Christian religion) was put to death by the Romans in Greece by being pinned to a cross of this shape.
The flag of the United Kingdom - known as the Union Flag or Union Jack - is made up from the flags of Scotland, England (the Cross of Saint George) and Ireland (the Cross of Saint Patrick).
The Rampant Lion flag flies over the offices of the Secretary of State for Scotland (who is the representative of the U.K. government in Scotland); that is Dover House in London and New St Andrew's House in Edinburgh.
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 Scottish Tourist Board - accommodation, activities, events and holidays in Scotland
Make the most of your winter break in Scotland with our fantastic accommodation offers and 2-for-1 deals on selected activities, eating out and attractions.
And don't forget the great-value discount offers in Scotland's cities this winter on restaurants, accommodation and shopping.
Follow the celebrities and choose Scotland as the perfect location for the biggest day of your life.
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 Tour Scotland on a small group tour of my Scottish homeland.
All my small group tours of Scotland, which often include my native home area of Anstruther, Crail and Pittenweem, in The Kingdom of Fife, are paced for discovery and understanding, not just notching sites.
I prefer to guide these small groups tours of Scotland through Scotland in a relaxing manner, staying at one or two base locations from which we can visit places of interest, and not have to move luggage every day.
Many group members visit Scotland to trace their Scottish ancestry; others to golf or fish; most come to simply enjoy the beautiful scenery, historic buildings and gardens, and most of all, to meet and enjoy the people of Scotland.
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 National Flag of Scotland
This illustration of the Scotland Flag is available for immediate download as a single flag or as part of a complete set of international flags.
Two sizes for each country flag are available: one in the official proportions as specified by the particular country and one in a standardized 3:5 ratio.
Our flag illustrations are used by major book publishers, magazines, government agencies, international organizations, professional sports associations, international companies and professional designers around the world.
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 Blue Flag Programme
The Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label awarded to over 3300 beaches and marinas in 36 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, New Zealand, Canada and the Caribbean.
The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the independent non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services.
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 YouTube - scotland
The Flag of Scotland, known as the Saltire or St. Andrew's Cross, dates (at least in legend) from the 9th century, and is thus the oldest national flag still in use.
From a base of territory in eastern Scotland north of the River Forth and south of the River Oykel, the kingdom acquired control of the lands lying to the north and south.
By the 12th century, the kings of Alba had added to their territories the English-speaking land in south-east and attained overlordship of Galloway and Norse-speaking Caithness; by the end of the 13th century, the kingdom had assumed approximately its modern borders.
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 Electric Scotland is all about the history of Scotland and the Scots.
Electric Scotland is all about the history of Scotland and the Scots.
Should you be looking to trace your roots back to Scotland or indeed travel to Scotland then this is the place to find out more.
Electric Scotland publishes antiquarian books to the site on Scottish history or subjects to do with Scotland and Scots around the world.
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 Finance Jobs Scotland | Bank jobs, Accountancy Recruitment & IT Jobs
Dell’s plan to add 150 jobs in Glasgow and 55 in Edinburgh should help solidify Scotland’s status as a financial services IT centre.
Scotland is set to benefit from a Barclays Wealth back-office bonanza as the firm looks to commit 1,600 jobs to the region.
Lloyds TSB’s private equity arm has opened an Edinburgh office and looks set to expand into Aberdeen and Glasgow.
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 Elite Italian Charms | sterling silver charms, gold charm and zoppini Flag Charms for your Italian charms bracelet
Large variety of different country flags, USA flags, states flags in different style.
Flag Charms are great way to show your loyalty and support to your country and nation.
We offer different country flags for people who don't want to forget their roots- Italians, Irish, Mexicans, Brazilians, Greeks, Spanish and more.
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 American Flags Express | SCOTLAND W/LION world Flags, Decals, Magnetic Flags, country Toothpick Flags, SCOTLAND W/LION ...
If you can't find the product that you want, please e-mail or call (262) 783-4800 x21, and let us know what you are looking for.
Picture on right does not depict actual toothpick flags that you are ordering.
Single lapel pins depict one waving flag whole double lapel pins depict a waving flag along with a waving U.S. Flag.
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  Canada Flag Mart Royal Rampant Flag (Scotland)
In the days when flags and banners were necessary to identify opposing elements in battle, King William I "the Lion" who lived from 1143 to 1214, adopted a heraldic device showing a rampant lion, the king of beasts, rearing up with three paws stretched out.
The lion rampant flag strictly speaking belongs solely to the monarch - though a Royal Warrant has been issued allowing it to be displayed as a token of loyalty to the crown.
Scotland's other great flag is St. Andrews Cross which became a component of the Union Flag upon unification with Great Britain.  The official State flag for Scotland is the Union Flag commonly known as the Union Jack.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland was the official coat of arms of the monarchs of Scotland, and were used as the official coat of arms of the Kingdom of Scotland until the Union of the Crowns in 1603.
The Courts of Scotland are the civil, criminal and heraldic courts responsible for the administration of justice in Scotland.
Her Majestys Solicitor General for Scotland (Àrd-neach-lagha a Chrùin an Alba) is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Lord Advocate, whose duty is to advise the Crown and the Scottish Executive on Scots Law.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Royal-Coat-of-Arms-of-Scotland   (4785 words)

 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The flag of Scotland features a white saltire, a crux decussate (X-shaped cross) representing the cross of the Christian martyr Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, on a blue field.
The flag of Scotland is one of the oldest flags in the world, traditionally dating back to the 9th century, and is the oldest national flag still in modern use, the oldest state flag being Denmark's Dannebrog.
The Nova Scotian Flag has both a Cross of Saint Andrew and a rampant lion; the colours are reversed and the blue is generally a lighter shade than the Scottish Flag.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Kilmarnock F.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The club's foundation dates to the very earliest days of organised football in Scotland, when a group of local cricketers looking for a sporting pursuit to occupy them outwith the cricket season formed a football club in 1869.
The 2006-07 season is the 110th season of competitive football in Scotland.
The Scotland B national football team, controlled by the Scottish Football Association, is a secondary football team of Scotland, run occasionally as support for the Scotland national football team.
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 Scotland / St. Andrews Cross Flag
This 2' X 3' flag of Scotland with St. Andrews Cross is authentically reproduced with special attention to detail and durability.
This 3' X 5' flag of Scotland with St. Andrews Cross is authentically reproduced with special attention to detail and durability.
This 4' X 6' flag of Scotland with St. Andrews Cross is authentically reproduced with special attention to detail and durability.
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 National Flag of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This flag is also the inspiration for the Second National flag of surrender because all that could be seen was the first to adopt the flag from the Union.
The First National Flag, "The Stainless Banner" This was the second official flag of Texas and the red star in the first official flag of the Army of Virginia and others sought a better symbol of their history.
The Third National Flag This is the third official flag, adopted March 4, 1865, very shortly before the fall of the seven states that seceded from the design of the Confederate States of America The following are the flags as a symbol of their history.
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 Search: Flag of Scotland
This navy blue colour trend was adopted for the Saltire itself by many flag manufacturers, resulting in calls to standardise the colour of Scotland's...
There is a second flag which is associated with Scotland, the "Rampant Lion", or Royal Flag of Scotland.
The Scottish national flag is a white on blue saltire - a diagonal cross on a coloured background...
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 Scotland Flag - All about the Scottish Saltire Flag of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After the Union of the Parliaments in 1707, however, the widespread use of the Saltire declined and it wasn't until the later 20th century that there was a major resurgence in its use.
It has now regained its status as the legally established national flag of Scotland, used by all Scottish teams in international competitions and widely flown on the flagstaffs of public buildings, sometimes alone and sometimes side by side with the Union Flag.
In 2003, Scotland's politicians nailed their colours to the mast and specified the precise shade of blue to be used on the Saltire.
www.visitscotland.com /aboutscotland/UniquelyScottish/Saltire?view=links   (525 words)

 Flag of Scotland Scotland Flag { Scottish Flags }
Flag of Scotland Scotland Flag { Scottish Flags }
The earliest inhabitants of Scotland are known to us only by their archaeological remains: the great Stone Age chamber-tombs of Orkney, for example, and the Bronze Age stone circles on the same island and on Lewis.
William the Conqueror's raid on Scotland in 1071 was not a serious attempt at conquest, but it did herald a period of Norman influence in Scotland which was almost as profound as that in England.
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 Tour Scotland : Best Scottish Tours - Scotland's Flag
While the origins may be improbable, the Scottish flag is regarded as one of the oldest country flags still in existence.
After King James VI of Scotland became king of England also in 1603, he tried to introduce a flag with the white cross of St Andrew and the blue background along with the red cross of St George.
In the days when flags and banners were important to identify opposing elements in battle, King William I "the Lion" who lived from 1143 to 1214, adopted a heraldic device showing a rampant lion, the king of beasts, rearing up with three paws stretched out.
www.best-scottish-tours.co.uk /scotlands_flags.html   (597 words)

 Canada Flag Mart St. Andrew's Cross (Scotland) Flag
The unofficial flag of Scotland is the Cross of St. Andrew.
The official flag is the Union Flag which is comprised in part of St. Andrew’s cross.
St Andrew, one of the Apostles was sentenced to death by the Roman Authorities shortly after the death of Christ.  Legend states that Andrew petitioned for and was granted the right to be crucified on a different shape cross than that used for Christ.
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 Scotland's Flags
The St Andrews Cross is said to be the oldest flag throughout Europe and the British Commonwealth.
In the past the flag was the flag of Scotland's monarch.
However as time went by it was used less and less, until the 19th Century, when the flag was revived as the "Scotch Standard" that anyone could use.Today the flag is almost as widely used as the saltire, and some people even think it is the flag of Scotland, not Scotland's monarchs.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Aegean/2653/Scotlandsflags.htm   (603 words)

 Flag of Scotland Details, Meaning Flag of Scotland Article and Explanation Guide
The Scottish flag is one of the oldest flags in the world, dating back to the 9th century.
It is important that the blue is of a lighter shade than that of the Union Flag.
The flag proportion is not fixed but is generally taken as 5:3 or 3:2, the former being preferred.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Flag of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The flag of Scotland features a white saltire, an X-shape representing Saint Andrew's cross, on a blue field.
The Scottish saltire and field is one of the components of the Union Flag.
A reversed version (blue saltire on a white field) is to be found in the Coat of Arms of Nova Scotia in Canada.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/fl/Flag_of_Scotland   (91 words)

 Scotland: legalities of flag
The proportions of a flag, the relation of its width to its height, remain constant regardless of its size.
All heraldic flags are designed with the convention that the pole is on the left of the flag, from the spectator’s point of view.
The size of a house flag depends on the height of the building and the pole, and it should be large enough to be intelligible at the height at which it is flown.
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 Scotland (United Kingdom)
The Saint Andrew cross is one of the oldest national flags of all, dating back at least to the 12th century, although the honour of the oldest flag among the modern nations generally falls to the flag of Denmark.
In 17th century Scotland, the colours carried by the infantry regiments that fought against Cromwell in 1648-50 are in a wide variety of colours.
In all cases the width of the saltire is equal to one-fifth the width of the flag (as in the current Union Jack).
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