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 Video

Watch our short video about Athlestaneford and The Scottish Flag Trust.

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The Flag Heritage Centre

The Flag Heritage Centre

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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School Packs & Visits

School Packs & Visits

The Scottish Flag Trust encourages school class visits to Athelstaneford – birthplace of Scotland’s flag.

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About The Trust

About The Trust

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.

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How To Contact The Trust

How To Contact The Trust

Questions or requests for information can best best be made by emailing the Trust on info@scottishflagtrust.com

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Become A “Friend” Of The Trust

Become A “Friend” Of The Trust

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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