How, you may ask, did such a thorny flower become a National Emblem? Well, so the story goes, a very long time ago when Scotland was ravaged by Viking invaders, a group of Scottish fighting men were resting overnight in a field. Unknown to them, a raiding party was preparing to attack this group of Scots, under cover of darkness. As the attacking Vikings approached the encamped Scots, they stood on a patch of Thistles with their bare feet and, of course, let out cries of pain as the thorns dug deep into the soles and toes. The Scots, Having been awakened by this rammy, were able to fight off the attackers. So, from that day, the Thistle has been adopted as Scotlands National Emblem.
Pocket Watch & Cufflink Gift Set
Due to popular demand you can now buy Pocket watches and matching cufflinks as a complete set. The set comes complete in their own handmade wooden trunk with leather wrapped top. When opening the trunk you will see the watch and cufflinks inside. After lifting these out you can pull the small brown ribbon to lift out the watch and cufflink padding to reveal the chain inside. This can also be used as a perfect trinket box for keeping small items of jewellery inside. This particular product shows the Celtic Thistle design. Also available in Neverending knot design.
weighs approximately 235g