Show off your Nova Scotian pride! The flag of Nova Scotia bears omage to their Scottish heritage. The flag has a blue saltire; otherwise known as Saint George's Cross; on a white background. It is an inverse of the Scottish flag that is a white cross on a blue background. In the middle is the Shield of Arms of Scotland which is gold with a red lion. There is also a double boarder around the edge decorated with fluers de lis, also known as a loyal double tressure. Being one of the oldest province flags in Canada, it has been used since 1858 even though it was not officialy recognised until 2013.