Highland Thistle Chrome Kilt Belt Buckle
This Highland Thistle Chromed Kilt Belt Buckle features a classic Highland Thistle design. It is a solid cast brass buckle with an chrome finish. This buckle is made in the U.K. and is designed to fit all standard kilt belts (2.25″ wide). Measures approximately 4 X 3 inches.
As the most well known and easily recognized symbol of Scotland, the thistle, is also believed to be the oldest recorded national flower.
- Made in the U.K.
- Solid cast brass buckle
- Chrome finish
- Highland Thistle design
- Designed to fit all standard kilt belts (2.25″ wide)
- Measures approximately 4 X 3 inches
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
As the most well known and easily recognized symbol of Scotland, the thistle is also believed to be the oldest recorded 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 was made ineffective, and the Scots were able to defeat the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! The thistle was then adopted as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.