Touring to schools and venues across Scotland

St.Andrew & the Story of Scotland’s Flag

StAndrew 2014 front web flyer

 Touring  3rd September – 24th October 2014
 Duration  55 mins
 Suitability  P1 – P7
 Costs  £395
 Free Resources  Teaching Resources Scotland’s Flag PDF
 Song  Saltire Song CLICK HERE



We’ve all seen the Saltire painted on the faces of fans at Hampden and Murrayfield, but how many of us know how that famous white on blue cross came to be Scotland’s national flag?

It all started 2,000 years ago when Saint Andrew himself demanded to be crucified on an X-shaped cross.  Many years later King Angus of the Picts of Scotland saw a vision of Saint Andrew’s cross in the sky on the eve of victory in battle, and from then on the Scottish Picts adopted Saint Andrew and the Saltire as their own.  And the rest, as they say, is history…

Find out the true story of Scotland’s saint and how he gave us our famous flag – so that the next time you paint a Saltire on your face to watch Andy Murray win Wimbledon – you’ll know where it came from.


Battles, Bones and a cross in the sky.

That’s how we got the flag that we fly!


CfE Experiences and Outcomes

SOC 1-04a – I can compare aspects of people’s daily lives in the past with my own by using historical evidence or the experience of recreating an historical setting.

SOC 2-02a – I can interpret historical evidence from a range of periods to help to build a picture of Scotland’s heritage and my sense of chronology.

SOC 2-03 a – I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events of the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish society.

LIT 0-04a – Listen or watch for useful or interesting information and I use this to learn new things.


What the Scottish Government say

Understanding Scottish history, language and culture and connecting with Scotland as a place through our landscape and natural heritage are an important part of developing a sense of identity, confidence and wellbeing which will help enable young people to flourish in learning, life and work. Curriculum for Excellence focuses on enabling a more relevant and connected learning experience which raises ambition and attainment for all and Scottish Studies complements this.”

The Scottish Government website

What Schools Say

I thought the performance was an inspiring cross between a ‘Horrible Histories’ and delivered with the humour of ‘Monty Python’!’ The best TiE company I’ve ever seen!” 

Lynsey Cowie, Bellfield Primary School, Kilmarnock, 5/11/14