Where the Norweyan banners...cold.
flout the sky ]
i.e., mock the Scottish sky and cause fear in the hearts of the people.
Given the rest of the speech, it is likely that this line should be in past tense, i.e., did flout the sky.
Norweyan banners ]
- Norwegian flags.
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