The college of arms says if Scotland does become independent, the Cross of St Andrew will remain at the heart of the Union flag, where it has been for hundreds of years.
And whatever the future holds for Scotland, its proud history will be forever entwined with that of the rest of the UK.
ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham has this report:
There are serious doubts about if, how and when an independent Scotland will take its place in the EU.
Alex Salmond has launched his Government's blueprint for independence and told voters that Scotland's future was now in their hands.
Nobody I spoke to in Alloa told me the independence white paper had bowled them over or even changed their minds.