There are many symbols which can embody the character of a nation. Scotland is no different in that respect; The saltire, this thistle and the lion rampant are all significant symbols of our nation. Furthermore there are symbols held dear by the many of the Scottish Clans, Some obvious in their representation on clan crests others less well known in clan artefacts.

 

The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan

One of the most treasured possessions of the clan MacLeod is the famous Fairy Flag of Dunvegan. The story behind the flag is one of the greatest romantic tales in all the highlands… A great young Chief of the clan...
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The Scottish Thistle

The Scottish thistle is said to be the oldest national flower on record, the legend of how this proud and regal plant became a national emblem goes back many hundreds of years, to the time when Scotland was being rampaged...
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The Luckenbooth

The Royal Mile is a long cobbled street that runs down from Edinburgh castle to the palace of Holyrood. When Edinburgh castle was first established this was the only accessible route, the castle’s situation on the dark rocky plug of...
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The Story of The Saltire

The Saltire Anyone who has browsed the ScotClans site can’t help but notice that our logo incorporates the saltire (or at least a reversed out and colourised version of it). Take a walk through Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness or any other...
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