Google marks Saint Andrew's Day 2015 with a Doodle on 30 November featuring both the Scottish iconic blue-and-white Saltire and one of its most famous citizen, the Loch Ness monster. The animated Doodle by Sophie Diao features the Loch Ness monster emerging from the Scottish flag, giving a wink and then disappearing back into the water.
Google says: "Every 30th of November, Scottish pride, ever-present and known worldwide for its fervour and zeal, culminates in glorious fashion. Saint Andrew's Day is a time to celebrate all things Scottish, with parties, kilts, and of course the flying of the iconic blue-and-wide Saltire."
It continued: "We went in search of one of Scotland's most reclusive citizens this year and even they have come out to play today, as seen in our animated Doodle by Sophie Diao." Diao studied character animation at the California Institute of the Arts and now works as a 'doodler' at Google after doing an internship there in the summer of 2012.
St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and was a fisherman in Galilee. He and his brother St Peter, became a disciple of Jesus Christ and is said to have been crucified on an X-shaped cross from which the country's Saltire flag is derived.