An English council has apologised after mistakenly flying the Saltire, Scotland’s national flag, for St David’s Day.
Sheffield City Council flew the blue and white Saltire, or St Andrew’s Cross, from a flagpole at its town hall on March 1.
It was later replaced with the cross of Saint David after eagle-eyed residents noticed and called out the blunder on social media.
Local photographer Steel City Snapper tweeted: “Oh dear, [Sheffield City Council] seem to be flying the Scottish flag of St Andrew, the Saltire, rather than the Welsh flag of St David on St David’s Day, oops.”
A spokeswoman for Sheffield City Council said it was “really sorry”.
She said: “We are really sorry that the incorrect flag was flown above the Town Hall today.
“As soon as we knew, we rectified this immediately. We want to wish all who celebrate a Happy St David’s Day.”
The council has previously been forced to apologise after it flew the Welsh national flag on St Patrick’s Day in 2019.
It then added to the confusion by issuing a statement which included congratulations to the Welsh rugby union team following its Grand Slam in the Six Nations.
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