The Cross of Saint Andrew is the principal flag of Scotland, but the 'Lion Rampant' (as the Scottish Lion is known) is Scotland's second national flag. Rising up on its hind quarters, the Red Lion stands out against a yellow background bordered in red. According to some sources, the Rampant Lion emblem replaced the Boar on the Scottish flag in 1165.
Officially, the Lion Rampant is the personal banner of Scottish monarchs, and may only be used by royalty and Scottish government officials in their capacity as governors. Despite a 1672 ruling banning use of the flag, the Lyon Court rarely prosecutes those who fly it in the face of the law.
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