The move has been lodged on the government site and calls for the Commonwealth flag to be placed outside instead – six months after Brexit.
A petition to remove the EU flag has been launchedCredit: PA:Press Association
It comes after calls to stop flying the EU flag at the Scottish Parliament were previously shelved following backlash from MSPs.
The Scotsman reports that Holyrood’s Petition committee is now considering the issue after the petition was lodged by Philip Smith this month.
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He said: “This petition is necessary to ensure the Scottish Government stops flying the flag of an organisation that the United Kingdom is no longer a member of.
“Although we have left the European Union, Scotland is still a member of the Commonwealth.
“The petition should be allowed to test the Scottish people’s view on whether to have the Commonwealth flag flying in place of the European at Scottish Government buildings.
“An example of where this has already taken place is Gibraltar which is now proudly flying the Commonwealth flag.”
It calls for the flag to be removed from outside Scots Govt buildingsCredit: PA:Press Association/PA Images
The Scottish Government have said the the EU flag is flown from buildings daily – except for specific flag flying dates.
In response to the petition, The Scotsman reports that ministers said flying the EU flag was done to provide a “concrete and visible expression of the value that we place on the contribution that EU nationals have made to our country”.
We previously told how the UK left the European Union at the end of January.
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And earlier this week, The Sun told how ministers believe Britain and the EU will fail to sign a post-Brexit trade deal with just days left before Boris Johnson’s July deadline.
The government is now reportedly working on the assumption of a No Deal Brexit, although it remains possible a “basic” agreement could be reached if the EU agrees to give ground in the autumn.
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