Ukrainian flags are popular in Scotland now! Maybe, as a small nation which often suffered aggresion from a larger neighbour we can identify with them. Though the last battle between Scotland and England was 1650, so this is not exactly recent history. Perhaps only in the 1540s did we last see widespread civilian masacres and the burning of towns and villages at he hands of the English king, Henry 8th’s armies. Later know as the ‘rough wooing’, Henry was trying to capture the infant Mary Queen of Scots to betroth her to his son.
This Scottish flag also has the stars of the European Union flag. Scotland vote overwhelmingly against Brexit, though as we are less than 10% of the UK population our votes did not sway the overall outcome.