Scots will finally be able to use a Saltire emoji thanks to new Apple iOS 11.1 update

A SALTIRE flag is among the new emoji set to be released as part of Apple’s iOS 11.1 update.

Scots have had a long wait for the national flag to finally be added to the library of icons, which will now include hundreds of new symbols.

The English and Welsh flags have also been created.

(Apple/PA Wire)

The updated emoji include more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more.

iPhone and iPad users will be able to use them in next week’s developer and public beta previews of iOS 11.1, and will be available in upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS.

Some of the new emoji (Apple)

The flag of Scotland has been available on Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter for a while, but this will be the first time Scots will be able to send it via iOS.???????