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 Flag Heritage Centre, a 4-star visitor attraction, is open to the public daily from 09.00 until 18.00 from 1 April until 31 October and on 30 November - St Andrew's Day. Admission is FREE
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The Scottish Flag Trust encourages school class visits to Athelstaneford – birthplace of Scotland’s flag.
The Scottish Flag Trust was set up in 1984 by the St Andrew Society with a remit to maintain the Saltire Memorial within Athelstaneford churchyard and to encourage the proper use of the national flag.
Questions or requests for information can best best be made by emailing the Trust on firstname.lastname@example.org
To help raise the funds trequired for the upkeep and operational costs of the Flag Heritage Centre, a “Friends of the Trust” organisation has been established.
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