The flag of Scotland with the rampant lion is also known as the Royal Banner of Scotland or the Lion Rampant. It features a yellow (or gold) lion rampant on a red background. The lion is facing to the left and is standing on its hind legs, with its front paws raised. The red background symbolizes the blood of the Scottish people, while the yellow lion represents the king of Scotland. The flag is often used as a symbol of Scottish national identity and is flown at special events such as the Scottish independence referendum and the Highland Games.