The Trustees invited “Friends” of the Flag Trust to an Open Day in Athelstaneford on the afternoon of Sunday 15 September 2013. Despite the storm clouds, a hardy group arrived and in a break in the weather managed to enjoy a guided tour, taking in the Saltire Memorial, the Churchyard, and the Heritage Centre. […]
In 2009, to great acclaim, the Trust installed a multi-lingual facility in the Flag Heritage Centre to allow overseas visitors to enjoy, at the touch of a button and in a choice of 7 languages, the audio-visual dramatisation of the traditional origins of the Saltire at Athelstaneford. In addition to English, translations in French, German, […]
Trustee David Johnstone had the bright idea of putting out a press release about this mishap, and this resulted in the story being printed in the East Lothian Courier. The story was then picked up and carried again by the Edinburgh Evening News.
The press coverage brought a number of offers of help, including one from […]
The posters promote Athelstaneford, the birthplace of Scotland’s flag, which lies only 2 miles to the south of the Station. Provost Sheena Richardson said “Athelstaneford is one of East Lothian’s hidden gems, and the Trust is always looking for ways to raise awareness of the Flag Heritage Centre and to encourage more people to […]
The Scottish Flag Trust is delighted to report the success of its 2010 Saltire in the Sky Photographic Competition.
Tradition has it that Scotland’s national flag – the St Andrew’s Cross or Saltire – was adopted following a battle fought in 832AD near Athelstaneford in which a white cross appeared against a blue sky above the […]