Flag of Scotland Raised in Recognition of Robbie Burns Day

Posted January 25, 2021

The flag of Scotland was raised at the community flagpole located in the Main Street roundabout in recognition of Robbie Burns Day.

Statement from Mayor Tom Tarpey:

Dear Resident:

Happy Robbie Burns Day. (January 25th)

This morning when you came by the roundabout into downtown Peace River, you would have seen the flag of St. Andrew. This is a toast to Robbie Burns, the secular saint of Scotland, and our residents of Scots’ heritage. While St. Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s National Holiday Robbie Burns day is an important day for many.

The St. Andrew’s cross, with its two white diagonal lines on a blue background, is recognized as the national flag of Scotland. It is one of the three crosses that comprise the flag of the United Kingdom, a.k.a. the Union Jack.

If you are more curious about Robbie Burns Day — please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns

About Scotland in general — please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland