The design originates from King Richard's reign, with the English using an emblem of a rampant lion on its hind legs. This lion was eventually used for the Scottish Coat of Arms and incorporated into the Great Seal of Scotland.
The lion flag is only allowed to be flown by a monarch, and it is traditionally flown at royal residences when the Queen is not in residence. In 1672 Parliament made it illegal for a private citizen or corporate body to fly or wave the Lion Rampant flag.
The 'unofficial' flag of Scotland, the Lion Rampant is historically a belonging of the King or Queen of Scotland. As such, according to an Act of Parliament passed in 1672, it is an offence to fly the flag. It is only allowed on a royal residence or with the permission of a monarch.
Considered the unofficial national flag of Scotland, The Lion Rampant historically and legally belongs to a king or queen of Scotland. According to an Act of Parliament passed in 1672, it is an offence to fly this flag, unless on a royal residence or with the permission of the monarch.
Is it a law in Scotland to let someone use your toilet?
Under Scots Law, if a stranger asks to use your toilet you are legally obliged to let them. It comes from an extension of the old Scottish common law requiring hospitality to be shown to all guests – and while it has never been formally authorised by parliament, it is enforceable.
The flag began as the English cross of St. George (a red cross on a white background) in the 1270s, was combined with Scotland's cross of St. Andrews (a white diagonal cross on a blue background) in 1606, then combined with the Irish cross of St. Patrick (a diagonal red cross on a white background) in 1801.
It was very much seen as a Catholic church-led celebration so after the Reformation in 1560, Christmas was promptly downgraded and led by John Knox, Christmas celebrations were gradually banned. A BIT LIKE LOCKDOWN LAW, THEN? VERY much so. An act of the Scottish Parliament in 1640 made celebrating Christmas illegal.
It was King Henry II who first used three lions on a red background, adding a lion to William the Conqueror's two when he married Eleanor of Aquitaine, probably to represent his marriage into that family. The three lions shield can be seen today on the England football team kit and is recognised around the world.
On the surface this is pretty standard stuff, a lion being a famous symbol of the Scottish monarchs, while 'advance' evokes bravery, being the command for troops to march into battle. The notable thing about this lion though is its colour – black.
Royal Coat of Arms. The Royal Arms we see today have evolved over nine centuries, since Richard the Lionheart chose three lions to represent England. This symbol on the King's shield would immediately identify him in the midst of battle.
But is eating someone's flesh in such extreme conditions against the law? Not in the UK, according to Samantha Pegg, senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. “There is no offence of cannibalism in our jurisdiction,” Dr Pegg says. She points out that Alvarenga's story is similar to a famous case in legal history.
The personal banner of the King of Scots may NOT be flown by anyone other than those specifically authorised as variously representing the Sovereign, as set out in para. 12 above. Its use by other non-authorised persons is an offence under the Acts 1672 cap. 47 and 30 & 31 Vict.
There are three legal systems in place in the UK. Those consist of English law, which is applicable to the law of England, Northern Ireland and Welsh law, which of course applies to the laws of that region, and Scottish law that applies to the laws of Scotland.
An accused person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by a court. The court must decide whether the prosecutor has proven the facts they are relying upon for a guilty verdict. The accused does not require to prove their innocence.
The Flag of Scotland is the Saltire: the white diagonal cross of Scotland's patron saint, St Andrew, on a blue field. It is one of the oldest flags in the world, dating back, according to the version of the story you believe, to 832 or further, perhaps to 761.
The flag closely resembles the flag of Scotland, the difference being a darker shade of blue. There are two popular traditions on the island of Tenerife trying to explain the resemblance. One is that the flag was adopted as a mark of respect to the bravery of the Scottish sailors in the Battle of Santa Cruz.