A LIMITED EDITION OF 100 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED FLAGS - Born from the DECLARATION OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE TARTAN ...and inspired by the two flags of Scotland, and the Declaration of Arbroath - 6th April 1320.
Launched Tartan Day, 6th April 2018. Four years after the official ratification of the iconic Declaration tartan.
THE FREEDOM FLAG (INDEPENDENCE EDITION)
THE ANCIENT SALTIRE
NOW FULL CIRCLE!
…the tartan, inspired by the flags!
Now the FLAG …inspired by the tartan!
THE LION RAMPANT
SCOTLAND'S FREEDOM FLAG
Created by Steven Patrick Sim... THE TARTAN ARTISAN ®
ARBROATH ABBEY ...where it all began!
THE DECLARATION OF ARBROATH
"for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."
Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, SP13/7
Awarded special ‘Memory of the World’ status by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2016, the Declaration of Arbroath was written to the Pope in 1320, on behalf of the barons and community of the realm of Scotland.
This eloquent letter, written in support of King Robert Bruce (Robert I) and an independent Scotland, is still regarded today as a spirited statement of a nation's claim to freedom.
STEVEN PATRICK SIM
Creator of the Declaration of Scottish Independence Tartan ...and the FREEDOM FLAG. A unique tartan, inspired by a simple concept ...the amalgamation of three of Scotland’s most treasured icons…
The TWO FLAGS OF SCOTLAND
The Ancient Saltire, and the Royal Standard of Scotland ...the Lion Rampant. Two beloved symbols of a powerful nation.
...and the DECLARATION OF ARBROATH, Scotland’s most treasured artefact. An ancient and impassioned cry for a nation’s right to freedom ...and for that alone.
The Declaration of Scottish Independence tartan brings these elements together, in a woven tale of Scottish history, intrigue …and myth.
First the tartan, then a new creation
…the FREEDOM FLAG flies!
100 Numbered Flags - The Independence Edition
THE SECOND LTD EDITION OF 100 NUMBERED FLAGS (Independence Edition)
This is the second 100 numbered flags in a series of 7 Freedom Flag Ltd Editions leading up to the 700th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on the 6th April 2020. (Paying tribute to 7 centuries of Scotland’s evolution to greater freedoms).
Future Freedom Flag releases may possibly include:
Y E S (x 100 numbered flags)
SCOTLAND FOREVER (x 100 numbered flags)
SCOTTISH & PROUD (x 100 numbered flags)
WE ARE THE 45 (x 100 numbered flags)
THE DECLARATION 2020 (x 100 numbered flags)
SOLD OUT - FREEDOM (x 100 numbered flags)
CURRENT EDITION - INDEPENDENCE (x 100 numbered flags)
CLAIM YOUR NUMBER . . .
100 NUMBERED FLAGS!
PRINTED WITH EXQUISITE CLARITY . . .
. . . ON KNITTED POLYESTER
MANUFACTURED WITH PRIDE IN SCOTLAND
THE FREEDOM FLAG (INDEPENDENCE EDITION) IS DESIGNED IN ARBROATH... AND MANUFACTURED WITH PRIDE IN SCOTLAND, IN ASSOCIATION WITH RENOWNED FLAG MAKER...
JAMES STEVENSON (FLAGS) LTD, GLASGOW
The vibrant image is printed with exquisite clarity on knitted polyester with lightfast inks, and is water and weather resistant. A reversible design, the flag shows its face with the saltire displayed in Pantone 300, the official colour assigned to the Scottish flag in 2003. The reverse side of the flag shows the saltire displayed in a lighter blue ...closer in shade to the Ancient Saltire.
Finished with a double stitched hem, the Independence Flag is fitted with a canvas band and double brass eyelets to allow easy attachment to either tall standing …or hand held flag poles.
The flag is machine washable.
FLAG SIZE: Standard dimensions of 5’ x 3’
The CURRENT FREEDOM FLAG package comes complete with:
1/ The second edition Freedom Flag - INDEPENDENCE EDITION.
2/ A 16 page booklet with the full transcript of the Declaration of Arbroath in Latin and English.
3/ A signed, numbered and embossed certificate.
4/ A copy of the official registration document from the Scottish Register of Tartans.
5/ The full rationale behind the Declaration of Scottish Independence tartan.
6/ The officially approved translation of the famous 'Freedom' quote on a printed card.
7/ A bonus A5 print card …with the empowering "What Do We Want…" call to action.
8/ Flag ironing guide - instructions out to keep your flag flying pristine.
9/ Care guide.
The flag is folded into a matte black presentation box, emblazoned with ‘THE DECLARATION’ in silver foil
A LIGHTER SHADE OF BLUE ...the ANCIENT SALTIRE, on the reverse side of the flag...
THE ANCIENT SALTIRE
CREATED BY STEVEN PATRICK SIM - THE TARTAN ARTISAN ®
The Freedom Flag... second ‘Independence Edition’ costs £100, and is strictly limited to 100 individually numbered flags (plus 4 artist proofs), and each flag is individually printed and hand sewn, in Glasgow Scotland. Once all the flags are claimed no more will be produced in this edition.
The INDEPENDENCE FLAG PACKAGE
16 Page Booklet • Numbered Flag Certificate • Scottish Register of Tartans Certificate • Declaration Tartan Rationale • The ‘Freedom' quote • The "What Do We Want" chant • Flag Care & Ironing Guides