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who was the inspiration behind the red lion & yellow background alternative scottish flag?

asked in flag, scottish, history



cairina.moschata answers:

Royal Standard of Scotland
The lion has been used as a heraldic device by the Kings of Scotland since William I of Scotland in the 12th century. The Rampant Lion appears to have been used first by Alexander II (1214-1249). The rampant lion stands erect, on it's hind legs, with it's head in profile and forelegs extended.
Traditionally, the Royal Standard should only be used by Her Majesty the Queen in her capacity as Queen of Scots. However, this flag tends to be used as a second national flag.


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