Saltire

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White saltire in the flag of Gascony
A blue saltire of St Andrew is in the arms of the University of Edinburgh

A saltire is a diagonal cross used on flags and in heraldry. For example, the flag of Scotland (named St Andrew's cross) has a white saltire on a blue flag. The Union Jack (the flag of Britain) has two saltires of different colours: a white saltire copied from the flag of Scotland, and a red saltire taken from a flag of Ireland (named St Patrick's cross).