As Scots celebrate St Andrew’s Day, where did the Scottish flag come from?

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Where did the Scottish flag come from?
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The national flag of Scotland, a white cross on a blue background also known as the Saltire, was first hoisted in 1512, making it one of the oldest flags in the world. But where did it come from?

According to tradition, the diagonal cross represents St Andrew, who was crucified on a cross of that shape.

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