Thistle Plaid Brooch
This Clan Crest Plaid Brooch is perfect for fastening any sash or plaid. Cast in Glasgow from the finest quality pewter. Each is finished with a unique Celtic Knot design in the finest detail. Available in six different colors, the four beautiful gems will compliment any tartan. Cast in separate pieces, each brooch is assembled by hand, just for you, made-to-order by experienced crafts persons in Scotland. Heavy-weight, high-quality pin that looks lovely on any tartan.
- Cast in Glasgow from the finest quality pewter
- Choose red, green, yellow, blue, or purple gems
- Measures approximately 2 7/8″ diameter
- Sturdy and high-quality pin back
- Made in Scotland
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
Most people know and easily recognize the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. Researchers believe that Scots chose the thistle as the first national flower.
Legend has it that a field of thistles saved a party of sleeping Scots warriors from an ambush by Norse invaders. When one of the Norse attackers trod on a thistle field with his bare feet, his cries and screams roused the Scots. The ambush became ineffective, and the Scots defeated the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! They then adopted the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.