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by Rob Raeside, 14 August 2002
The Siol nan Gaidheal flag is a circular celtic Knot with an "A" for Alba
(Gaelic for Scotland) in the centre it is mounted on a black saltire to
represent mourning for loss of Nationhood. The Blue Scottish Saltire is with the
logo is very rarely flown.
anon., 13 August 2002
Siol nan Gaidheal website
it appears it considers itself "the Scottish Cultural & Fraternal Organisation".
It's precise goals are not clear from the webpage, but they seem to incorporate
the removal of the English effect in Scotland. It appears to be
independence-oriented, but doesn't actually say that. It does not appear to be a
On their comments pages they note FOTW has posted the blue saltire variant (below). This flag is plainly visible on their main website, even though the comment is that this must an old flag from another website! They sent me 6 photos of a "black saltire" - actually it is a very dark navy blue in the photos - at first I thought it was a typical navy blue version of the Scottish saltire.
Rob Raeside, 14 August 2002
The black saltire is the standard issue and
is carried at nationalist marches. We also carry the black saltire with
the blue & yellow celtic dawn logo but we do still carry the blue saltire. Black
is used to represent mourning for the loss of Scotland's Nationhood.
anon., 15 August 2002
by Chris Pinette, 13 March 2002