It true: the unicorn really is the official national animal of Scotland.
This untameable, proud white horse-like creature with it’s golden spiralling horn is considered one of the most iconic symbols of Scotland. It even has it’s own national day on the 9th of April!! It’s a a fiercely independent beast notoriously difficult to seize and conquer. The unicorn, to the Scots, is a symbol of purity, innocence and power. Legend has it, such is the strength of the healing power held within their golden horn, the unicorn can purify even the most poisoned of waters.The unicorn was first used on the Scottish royal coat of arms in the 12th century. The perfect representation of the pride, strength and other-worldly qualtities that the Scots possessed to remain unconquered…or at the least remain that wee big magical and legendary.