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Scotland Symbols

  • Animal: Unicorn
  • Bird: Golden Eagle (unofficial)
  • Cloth: Tartans (unofficial)

    Tartan Note: Tartans are an internationally recognized symbol of Scotland. Highlanders wore clothes with distinctive striped or checked patterns, and the growth of clan and family tartans became popular in the mid-18th century
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Scotland

  • Coat of Arms: The coat of arms of Scotland consists of a yellow shield with a red rampant lion in the center. The shield is supported by two unicorns. The shield is flanked by two flag standards, one bearing the rampant lion and the other the Scotish flag. The shield is surmounted by a the Crown of Scotland.
  • Flag of Scotland
  • Flower: Thistle

    Note: The origin of its importance is yet unclear, however the thistle has been a Scottish symbol for more than 500 years. It was found on ancient coins and coats of arms.
  • Motto: "In My Defens God Me Defend"
  • National Hero: William Wallace

    William WallaceNote: William Wallace, a brave and patriotic national hero, was an example of the unbending commitment to Scotland's independence. In that noble cause, he died a martyr in 1305, executed in London.

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