Sponsor the flag for a day

Help keep the Saltire flying at the birthplace of Scotland's national flag

Scotland's Saltire flown in your honour

Tradition has it that the Saltire, Scotland's National flag, originated in a battle fought in East Lothian, near the village of Athelstaneford in the Dark Ages. Today the flag flies proudly all year round from the floodlit Saltire Memorial in Athelstaneford Parish Church to celebrate this special connection. The Flag Heritage Centre at the back of the churchyard tells the story of the Battle of Athelstaneford. learn more about the history of the saltire

Your donations help keep the saltire flying

Donations are vital to keep the Saltire flying at Athelstaneford, the birthplace of Scotland's national flag.

The Scottish Flag Trust is a volunteer run charity and each donation helps to cover annual running costs and maintenance. Donations are essential to keep the memorial and flag heritage centre free to visit, so the story of Scotland's flag can continue to be told. 

A unique Scottish gift, perfect for Scots at home or overseas and everyone with a love for Scotland and the Saltire. 

Sponsor the flag as a unique way to mark an important date like an anniversary or birthday. Choose a day important to you, a friend or a loved one as a gift or to remember someone special. 

All sponsors receive a certificate and have their name recorded in the Book of the Saltire on display in the Flag Heritage Centre.

Annual sponsorship

Annual recurring donations help the Scottish Flag Trust schedule maintenance and plan for the future. You will receive a renewal notification email before your payment is collected in subsequent years.

One-off subscriptions or gifts

One-off sponsorships are ideal as gifts you can opt to have the certificate posted directly to the recipient. 

Annual donations

Subscription Plans

Sponsor

£25/ each year

  • Saltire flown in your honour on the day of your choice
  • Personalised certificate
  • Your name displayed in the Heritage Centre as the sponsor for that date
  • You will receive the Flag Trust's annual newsletter
  • Your annual donation helps us keep the flag flying at Athelstaneford and keeps the museum free for visitors. 

Friend

£50/ each year

  • Saltire flown in your honour on the day of your choice
  • Personalised certificate
  • Your name displayed in the Heritage Centre as the sponsor for that date
  • You will receive the Flag Trust's annual newsletter
  • A5 Art print of the Saltire memorial
  • Pack of three greetings cards
  • Invitation to the annual Saltire service
  • Your annual donation helps us keep the Saltire flying at Athelstaneford and helps to keep the museum free for visitors. 

Patron

£100/ each year

  • Saltire flown in your honour on the day of your choice
  • Personalised certificate
  • Your name displayed in the Heritage Centre as the sponsor for that date
  • You will receive the Flag Trust's annual newsletter
  • A4 Art print of the Saltire memorial
  • Pack of six greetings cards
  • Invitation to the annual Saltire Service
  • Invitation to Musselburgh Races Saltire Day
  • A guided tour for you and your guests
  • Your annual donation helps us keep the flag flying at Athelstaneford and keeps the museum free for visitors.

One off donations

Subscription Plans

Friend

£60

  • Saltire flown in your honour on the day of your choice
  • Personalised certificate
  • Your name displayed in the Heritage Centre as the sponsor for that date
  • A5 Art print of the Saltire memorial
  • Pack of three greetings cards
  • Invitation to the annual Saltire service
  • Your donation helps us keep the Saltire flying at Athelstaneford and helps to keep the museum free for visitors. 

Sponsor

£30

  • Saltire flown in your honour on the day of your choice
  • Personalised certificate
  • Your name displayed in the Heritage Centre as the sponsor for that date
  • Your donation helps us keep the flag flying at Athelstaneford and keeps the museum free for visitors. 

Patron

£120

  • Saltire flown in your honour on the day of your choice
  • Personalised certificate
  • Your name displayed in the Heritage Centre as the sponsor for that date
  • A4 Art print of the Saltire memorial
  • Pack of six greetings cards
  • Invitation to the annual Saltire Service 
  • Invitation to Musselburgh Races Saltire Day
  • A guided tour for you and your guests
  • Your donation helps us keep the flag flying at Athelstaneford and keeps the museum free for visitors.
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