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  Scotland Flag - All about the Scottish Saltire Flag of Scotland
Throughout the 17th century, the Saltire continued to be used as a national symbol, particularly by the army and navy and even following its incorporation into the first Union flag in 1606 after the union of the crowns.
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.
The Saltire is also used by many bodies, both private and public, as a logo since its simplicity of design makes it ideally suited for use as a brand.
www.visitscotland.com /guide/scotland-factfile/scottish-icons/saltire   (542 words)

  Saltire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saltire Facilities Management Ltd (Saltire) a joint venture between ALHCO and North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) was formed in 2001 to deliver domestic heating and solid fuel services to more than 40,000 tenants of NLC.
Saltire was one of the first companies to participate in the Government backed scheme to return long term unemployed into the domestic heating installation labour market.
Moreover Saltire’s approach to improving performance across all its contracts is achieved through encouraging client participation at all levels, and is viewed by all as a major asset in delivering consistent services to all stakeholders that ensures high quality and sustained value.
www.alhco.com /80256FE30055708B/httpPublicPages/41424D2BF18543EA80257088005623D8?open   (729 words)

 The Saltire Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
The Flag of Scotland is the Saltire: the white diagonal cross of Scotland's patron saint, St Andrew, on a blue field.
One of the oddities of the Saltire is that the shade of blue used for the background has never been defined, varying between the traditional sky blue at one extreme and a dark navy blue at the other.
The flag is normally made in the proportions of 3:2 or 5:3, and the width of the stripes in the cross is usually one fifth of the height of the flag.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /usfeatures/saltire/index.html   (588 words)

 Features - The Saltire
The Saltire Cross is revered because, according to tradition, the patron saint of Scotland, St Andrew, was crucified on a cross of that shape.
As the years have passed, the Saltire has appeared in the badges of Scottish leading churchmen, in the badges of Scottish regiments, in the insignia of universities, in the heraldry of major companies and banks and in great centres of learning such as Edinburgh’s College of Surgeons and in many other settings.
The Saltire tale has long roots and it was good to see the fresh faces and the eager voices of the children absorbing part of their national heritage and who will undoubtedly pass it on.
www.scotsindependent.org /features/saltire1.htm   (1717 words)

 Flag of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Saltire, the flag of Scotland, a white saltire with an official "Pantone 300" coloured field.
The Scottish Saltire and field is one of the components of the Union Flag, the flag of United Kingdom.
A reversed version (blue saltire on a white field) is to be found in the naval ensign of Russia (see Russian Navy) used before and after the Soviet Union (Saint Andrew is also a patron saint of Russia).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Scotland   (681 words)

 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Saltire Society was founded in 1936 to encourage everything that might improve the quality of life in Scotland.
Saltire is one of the partners in a unique ‘live’ student housing competition.
The Saltire Society, founded in 1936 is a non-political body concerned with all aspects of Scottish life and culture.
www.saltirehousingdesignawards.org /index.php   (1364 words)

 Testimonials - Saltire Vehicles of North Berwick, East Lothian
Saltire took care of this process in an efficient and friendly manner and found me exactly what I wanted at a price which was lower than the quote that I had been given by my local dealer.
Using saltire vehicles' knowledge of the market and contacts in the area allowed me to get what I think is a really good deal and probably not what I could have got if I were to go to the market myself.
I have complete confidence in Mark and Saltire Vehicles and it is refreshing to deal with such a reliable honest company.
www.saltirevehicles.co.uk /Testimonials.html   (841 words)

 St Andrew and his Cross, Scottish History Online, Scotland - UK
The colours of the flag are supposed to represent the white of clouds and the azure colour of the sky.
The flag was green, with a saltire and red heart, the symbol of the Douglas family.
The Cross of St. Patrick is a red saltire on a white background, and some in Northern Ireland today who advocate the province’s independence from Britain and the Republic of Ireland have adopted a flag that combines the Saint Andrew’s and Saint Patrick’s Cross.
www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk /saltire/saltire.html   (1106 words)

 Scotland's Culture - The Saltire
In the centuries that followed the town of St Andrews grew and flourished, and the white Saltire cross on a blue background became Scotland’s national flag.
By the middle of the century, when the legend of King Aengus and the white St Andrew’s cross at the battle of Athelstaneford was well established, Saltire flags with a white or silver cross on a blue background began to appear.
The Saltire is the emblem of Scotland’s national teams and appears in the logos and designs of countless Scottish organisations including the Scottish Government.
www.ltscotland.org.uk /scotlandsculture/saltire/index.asp   (487 words)

 The Saltire
The Saltire is so-called because its cross resembles the simplest form of horse jump of crossed poles, and comes from the French, "sauteur".
Throughout the 17th century, the Saltire continued to be used as a national symbol, particularly by the army and navy and even following its incorporation into the first Union flag in 1606 after the union of the crowns, as the Union Flag was restricted to royal ships by Charles I in 1634.
After the Act of Union in 1707, however, the widespread use of the Saltire declined, although yellow or gold saltires on a blue field were carried during the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745.
www.standrewsdayrally.com /saltire.html   (1012 words)

 Ship Technology - Fugro Saltire - Survey Vessel
The Fugro Saltire is 111m long, 24m wide and 6,500t gross (draught 7.5 m).
The Fugro Saltire is being constructed at the Bergen Mekaniske Verksted shipyard in Bergen, Norway, and is due to be delivered in April 2008.
The Fugro Saltire is a DNV+1A1-class vessel, which is equipped with a Simrad SDP21 system interfaced to the Fugro SeaSTAR DGPS, two Simrad HiPAP 500 USBL acoustic systems, Seapath 200 and a Fanbeam laser system.
www.ship-technology.com /projects/fugrosaltire   (618 words)

 Software Association of Oregon - Company Profile: Saltire
Saltire Software is a local firm that has found success domestically and internationally by building on its core values and expertise in mathematical technology to target market niches in embedded, packaged and educational application software markets.
Saltire has been able to remain dynamic in a number of markets by partnering with companies that enable it to leverage its expertise and sell internationally without losing its focus.
Beyond these educational and embedded applications, Saltire has been successful in a partnership with leading carpet retail-management software providers in the development of a commercial line of products that can be used to make an accurate estimate of the amount of material needed for a set of rooms.
www.sao.org /Resource_Center/newsletter_articles/200605/200605_scott_goddin_company_profile.php   (1113 words)

 Ireland: St Patrick's Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The saltire flag is then said to have been derived from the arms of the Fitzgeralds, and any instances that cannot be linked to them, are called Spanish raguly saltire flags, or wrongly coloured St Andrew's saltire flags.
Where the 'red saltire on white flag' is clearly meant to be Irish, as in the Neptune Francois of 1693, it is said to have no connection with St Patrick.
I am not suggesting that all old saltire flag drawings connected with Ireland, that have not been positively identified, must be "Flags of St Patrick", but that the possibility that they are "Flags of St Patrick" is as good as the possibility that they are raguly saltires or St Andrew saltires.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/ie-stpat.html   (3435 words)

 Saltire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase in saltire is used in two ways: to describe two charges, such as the keys in the arms of many entities associated with Saint Peter, crossing each other diagonally; or for five or more charges, one in the center and one or more on each arm of an invisible saltire.
Three saltires couped appear in the arms and flag of Amsterdam, and a saltire is used by a supporter of the royal arms of Scotland.
The blue saltire on white design is featured on the Coat of Arms of Nova Scotia, Canada and its flag (Nova Scotia was originally a Scottish colony), but the blue used for Nova Scotia is generally a light blue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saltire   (1036 words)

 Saltire Software
Saltire Software is a company rich in mathematical technology and continually adding to this expertise by an aggressive research and development program.
Saltire also provides materials, sensors and associated software to make data-gathering a simple and reliable task for teachers and students from the early grades through high school.
Saltire's Geometry Gallery is a collection of Java applets showing interesting geometry configurations.
www.saltire.com   (341 words)

 Scotsman.com News - St Andrew's Cross - Saltire hijacked by US far-right group   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The starry rebel cross of Old Dixie, the flag of the breakaway southern states, was modelled on the Saltire, and the white rebels in the deep south have mythologised their imagined Scottish heritage ever since.
ACCORDING to legend, the Saltire appeared as a good omen in 832AD, just as King Angus mac Fergus was about to lead his army of Scots and Picts into battle against the overwhelming force of the invading Northumbrians in what is now East Lothian.
The Saltire’s design is said to have originated from the story of how the apostle Andrew successfully petitioned the Roman authorities who had sentenced him to death not to crucify him on the same shape of cross as Christ.
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=525&id=1060392002   (1165 words)

 Precedents of Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme: Saltire to Ship Part
Moreover, if necessary, this could be reblazoned "Per saltire gules and sable, a saltire argent charged with another per saltire sable and gules;" by that blazon, this would have raised far fewer objections.
[A saltire parted and fretted vs. a saltire gules charged with another humetty of the field] [The charge] in both armories is essentially a saltire voided.
Normally, the placement of a saltire is fixed by the points of the shield: the upper limbs issue from the corners of the chief, as would bends and bends sinister.
www.sca.org /heraldry/laurel/precedents/bruce/saltire.html   (761 words)

All of these Saltires are derived by various historical processes from the Scottish Saltire.
There are other Saltire flags that are probably not related, such as the red on white St. Patrick's Saltire Irish flag, and the green historical Polish flag.
Scotland was perhaps the first country to use a saltire in its flag, but not all saltire flags are derived from the Scottish Saltire.
sinclair.quarterman.org /saltire.html   (439 words)

 Saltire Society Information
About the Saltire Society: The brainchild of a number of people who in the 1930s saw a need to interest the Scots themselves in their own rich culture - the arts, literature, music and also their country´s history and its environment.
The name Saltire is taken from the saltire, the heraldic name of the Cross of St. Andrew.
The aim of the Saltire Society is to preserve all that is best in Scottish tradition and to encourage every new development which can strengthen and enrich the country's cultural life.
www2.arts.gla.ac.uk /ScotLit/ASLS/SWE/SaltireSocietyInformation.html   (794 words)

 Football Team Kits from Saltire Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At Saltire Sports your football kit is a major part of your teams identity.
His aim was to combine his many years of experience in the manufacturing industry with the latest techniques and fabrics to provide high quality yet affordable sportswear.
Saltire Sports offers a friendly and personal service, our main priority being players comfort and ease of movement.
www.saltiresports.co.uk /sep/football-team-kits.html   (268 words)

 The Saltire, SafeMusic
‘The Saltire’ was composed and arranged by Geoff Kingston as the opening band fanfare for the Scottish Division Beating Retreat (The Big Blaw), held on Horseguards Parade in June 1990; of which he was the Musical Director.
It has been believed by generations of Scotsmen that the national flag, the white Saltire on a blue background, the oldest flag in Europe, originated in a battle fought here in Athelstaneford in the Dark Ages between the Picts and Scots on the one side and the Angles of Northumbria on the other.
Next day, when battle was joined, the vision of a white Saltire (the diagonal cross on which the Apostle had been martyred) was seen by all against the blue sky.
www.safemusic.co.uk /_P_406_the-saltire   (385 words)

 Scotland Guide - General information - The Saltire (Scotland's flag)
The St Andrew's Cross according to legend is that shape because the apostle Andrew petitioned the Roman authorities who had sentenced him to death not to crucify him on the same shape of cross as Christ, and this was granted.
There is a saltire flying there near the church with an explanation regarding the origin of the flag.
The saltire was later incorporated in the union flag and union jack although the colour of blue there is different.
www.siliconglen.com /Scotland/1_3.html   (800 words)

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