Scotland's National Flower

Scotland's National Flower

The Scottish Thistle is probably the best known and most recognisable  symbol of Scotland.

The Thistle is Scotland's national flower and is the oldest recorded 'National Flower'.

Dating back to the 13th century when Vikings tried to creep up on Scottish Clansmen barefooted. Unfortunately for them they walked over a bed of thistles. This caused them to cry out alerting the Scots army. A fight ensued which the Scots subsequently won!

The rest as they say is history...

The humble thistle has been used to inspire many Scottish sgian dubh, kilt pin and cuff link designs. From traditional thistle sgian dubhs and thistle cuff links to modern thistle kilt pin designs and many more thistle highland wear accessories. 

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