A worker at the National Library of Scotland has been reprimanded for displaying the Scottish national flag on his desk on the basis that the display maybe be considered racist.
The unnamed worker had customized his workspace with three flags and a red tartan before being made to remove the items. An email sent to all staff at the library noted that management “was very disappointed to see that (staff] continue to have inappropriate material bedecking their workstation. This includes several saltires and a lion rampant, and the personalisation of a chair with red tartan.”
According to the Scotsman, the email concluded by reminding employees of the policy of not having anything on desks which could be regarded as “sexist or racist”.
What would William Wallace think?