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St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and St Andrew’s day is celebrated by Scots all over the world on 30 November. The true story of St Andrew has long since been lost but he is said to have been crucified by the Romans and the diagonal shape of this cross is represented on the Scottish flag, the saltire. According to legend, Saint Andrew came to King Angus of Scotland in a vision and not only promised that he would survive but also that he would be victorious in battle. The king vowed that if this came true he would adopt Saint Andrew as the patron saint of Alba. As the two armies met the next day it is said that a white cloud formation of a saltire X-shaped cross formed in the sky. Read more