The St Andrew’s Cross or Saltire is Scotland’s national flag and one of the oldest in the world. Its origins reputedly come from a battle fought close to Athelstaneford in 832 AD. The National Flag Centre occupies a doocot, located to the north of the church. Within the doocot, visitors can enjoy a short audio-visual dramatisation of the 9th century battle above which the St Andrew’s Cross first appeared in the sky. Adjacent to the doocot is a viewing point with interpretative panel, and there are spectacular views northwards towards the battle site.
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