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The Scottish heraldic term for an X-shaped cross is a 'saltire', from the old French word saultoir or salteur (itself derived from the Latin saltatorium), a word for both a type of stile constructed from two cross pieces and a type of cross-shaped stirrup-cord In heraldic language, it may be blazoned azure, a saltire argent The tincture of the Saltire can appear as either silver (argent) or white, however the term azure does not refer to a particular shade of blue

Throughout the history of fabric production natural dyes have been used to apply a form of colour, with dyes from plants, including indigo from Woad, having dozens of compounds whose proportions may vary according to soil type and climate; therefore giving rise to variations in shade In the case of the Saltire, variations in shades of blue have resulted in the background of the flag ranging from sky blue to navy blue When incorporated as part of the Union Flag during the 17th century, the dark blue applied to Union Flags destined for maritime use was possibly selected on the basis of the durability of darker dyes, with this dark blue shade eventually becoming standard on Union Flags both at sea and on land Some flag manufacturers selected the same navy blue colour trend of the Union Flag for the Saltire itself, leading to a variety of shades of blue being depicted on the flag of Scotland

These variations in shade eventually led to calls to standardise the colour of Scotland's national flag, and in 2003 a committee of the Scottish Parliament met to examine a petition that the Scottish Executive adopt the Pantone 300 colour as a standard (Note that this blue is of a lighter shade than the Pantone 280 of the Union Flag) Having taken advice from a number of sources, including the office of the Lord Lyon King of Arms, the committee recommended that the optimum shade of blue for the Saltire be Pantone 300 Recent versions of the Saltire have therefore largely converged on this official recommendation (Pantone 300 is #0065BD as hexadecimal web colours)

The flag proportions are not fixed, however the Lord Lyon King of Arms states that 5:4 is suitable (Flag manufacturers themselves may adopt alternative ratios, including 1:2 or 2:3) The ratio of the width of the bars of the saltire in relation to the width of the field is specified in heraldry in relation to shield width rather than flag width However, this ratio, though not rigid, is specified as one-third to one-fifth of the width of the field

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Scotland

UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue flag 150x90cm
Dimensions  for flag 1500x900mm
UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue 150x90cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GBR-S-SCO-D/L
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UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue flag 90x60cm
Dimensions for flag 1500x900mm
UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue 90x60cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GBR-S-SCO-D/M
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UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue flag 240x150cm
Dimensions for flag 2400x1500mm
UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue 240x150cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GBR-S-SCO-D/V
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UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue hand waver flag 45x30cm
Dimensions for hand-waver 450x300mm
UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue 45x30cm polyester hand waver flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 60cm long and a diameter of 0.8cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-GBR-S-SCO-D/HW
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UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue child hand waver flag 23x15cm
Dimensions for hand-waver-child 230x150mm
UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue 23x15cm polyester child hand waver flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 30cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-GBR-S-SCO-D/HC
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UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue bunting 30 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 30 flags 230x150mm
UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue bunting has 30 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-GBR-S-SCO-D/SF30
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UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue bunting 10 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 10 flags 230x150mm
UK Saint Andrews Dark Blue bunting has 10 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-GBR-S-SCO-D/SF10
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