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This collection of Jewellery was inspired and designed around the Scottish Thistle, the national emblem of Scotland. The thistle is a tough and prickly thorny flower that grows wild in all parts of Scotland, one you cannot simply grasp hold of and pull out of the ground like a common weed. Legend has it that the thistle became the national emblem after the Battle of Largs in 1263AD when the leader of a Norse attack trod on a thistle, alerting the Scots of the stealthy night attack with his yell. The homely thistle was a symbol everyone could identify with, a reminder that their country might not be the most rich or fertile but, equally, it was not to be grasped lightly!

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