"The Saltire Ring - A Ring for a Nation"
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The Saltire 'Heirloom' Ring
The Saltire 'Dress' Ring
The Saltire 'Faceted' Ring
The Saltire 'Day' Ring
Steeped in history and legend, the Saltire is Scotland’s national flag and is believed to be the oldest flag in Europe.
Birthed in legend, the flag is traditionally believed to have originated in a battle fought near the East Lothian village of Athelstaneford in AD 832.
An army of Picts and Scots under King Angus invaded the Lothians (at that time still Northumbrian territory).
The king vowed that if he gained victory, then Saint Andrew would thereafter be the patron saint of Scotland.
The Scots did win, and the Saltire eventually became the flag of Scotland.
Surrounded by a larger force of Saxons led by Athelstan and fearing the outcome, King Angus led prayers for deliverance and was rewarded by seeing a cloud formation of a white Saltire against the blue sky.
The cloud formation seen by King Angus,
which iinspired the Saltire.