A Flag Party



The cute young man astride broad shoulders is Ethan, among the crowded fluster and flutter of proud Saltires outside BBC Scotland’s hubristic, stupefying-ly dull yet massively expensive mausoleum of a headquarters, state broadcaster for the UK not so much for Scotland. It was a day of protest.

He enjoyed his day so much he asked, “Dad, when is the next flag party?”

‘A flag party.’

What a wonderful, uplifting description.

That’s what we are fighting for – the next generation, and an annual Flag Party.

If only every Scot derived similar pleasure and joy from assembled confederacy.

In a post comment below, ‘Seanair’ suggests Declaration of Arbroath a good day for an annual Flag Party. I agree.

Here is a Catalan flag party held on  beach in Spain:



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9 Responses to A Flag Party

  1. mary says:

    Brilliant GB, out of the mouths of babes, as they say.
    Up the flag party AYE (y)

  2. Grouse Beater says:

    Very true, Mary, very true. 🙂

  3. jimnarlene says:

    I like the idea of a “Flag party”, a kind of Scotland day but, in Scotland.

  4. seanair says:

    On St Andrew’s Day, but maybe too prone to rain and cold weather? Bannockburn? Declaration of Arbroath?

  5. Grouse Beater says:

    I’d plump for Declaration of Arbroath – a nice combination.

  6. hektorsmum says:

    Bannockburn would be good, at least we may get better weather at midsummer, then we might not. I love Ethan’s idea of a Flag Party, give him a big hug from me. Only Scotland would have opted for a Saint whose day is at the end of November, the darkest and most miserable time imaginable. Maybe he could have a day like the Queen has at a more suitable time, May is often quite good.

  7. Grouse Beater says:

    I love Ethan’s idea of a Flag Party, give him a big hug from me.

    I shall do that this very day! 🙂

  8. yesguy says:

    Superb idea, Fed up with 90 minute patriots. The referendum gave us belief and hope and reminded us who we are. A day in Summer , celebrated throughout Scotland . Cracking idea G. 🙂

  9. Grouse Beater says:

    It has the freshness of open, uncomplicated honesty that only children express, sure to hold wide appeal. Pass the idea on, Yes Guy.

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