Tag Archives: Saltire

Facts are sacred-ish

I got to the bit of Iain Macwhirter’s article in the Sunday Herald where he writes about the Lion Rampant being the flag with “the wee red dragon on the yellow background” and knew Iain was having a bad day. … Continue reading

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Our flag defiled

Just over four years ago, as Scotland prepared to vote in the first independence referendum, I wrote an article about flags. It was a rather long-winded piece. Necessarily so, as I was exploring our complicated relationship with flags. I had … Continue reading

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Fly the flag!

Dennis Canavan is only partly correct when he says that the Saltire is not political. As a national flag, it is inherently political in the sense that it represents a political entity. The essentially political nature of a national flag … Continue reading

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