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The Flag Heritage Centre

Birthplace Sign

Birthplace of Scotland’s Flag

The St Andrew’s Cross or Saltire is Scotland’s national flag. Tradition has it that the flag, the oldest in Europe and the Commonwealth, originated in a battle fought close to the East Lothian village of Athelstaneford in 832AD.

The Scottish Flag Trust maintains the Flag Heritage Centre and Saltire Memorial located within the village, and more information can be found on their website.

Heritage Centre Doo'cot

Heritage Centre Doo’cot

Admission is free.

Opening times: 9am – 6pm daily

1 April – 31 October (also St Andrew’s Day)