THE Scottish National Party is to develop its own flag and a special salute for party members.
The SNP said the flag will be used on ceremonial occasions, such as rallies, marches and on every public building on every day of the year.
Early ideas for the flag include a white circle on a blue background with a black thistle in the centre.
Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said: “We had this massive rally in Glasgow a few months ago and I thought, ‘Jesus, this feels amazing’.
“We’ve nothing against the saltire, it’s a lovely flag, so this new one will compliment it. At least for a while anyway.”
She added: “The salute could be people clapping their hands above their heads a couple of times, like they were at a Suzi Quatro concert.”
Meanwhile, experts said the prospect of the SNP winning every seat in Scotland was ‘incredibly healthy’.
Julian Cook, professor of politics at Edinburgh University, said: “A nationalist movement dominating its society in every way. Who in their right mind does not think that’s a brilliant idea?”