With a shaky history of self-won independence, The Kingdom of Scotland existed as a fairly free governing Nation from 1606 until 1707 (before their final assimilation into The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland). During their 100 year period, they used numerous unofficial flags and standards to identify themselves. The last version used was a take on the British Union Flag. A blue field took up the entirety of the flag. Imposed over this was a Red Cross with White bordered trim. Overimposed was a White St. Andrews Cross. With Scotland's final Union with England, the Cross of St. Andrews would still be incorporated into the Flag – by placing it underneath The British Red Cross of St. George. The design remains today.