Our Thistle design pays tribute to the national emblem of Scotland. The flower was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it, the army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots, landed at the Coast of Largs at night. Hoping to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen, the Norsemen removed their footwear in order to move more stealthily. Fortunately one of soldiers stepped on a spiny little flower (the thistle) and yelled out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the coming danger. Needless to say, the Scots won the day.
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