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Wild Thistle


For over 500 years the thistle has been one of the most important symbols of Scotland. Legend has it this hardy, spike filled plant saved Scots warriors from potential ambuse from an invading Norse army.  Many say the magnificent thistle is a weed…we prefer to see it as a strong, free spirited flower which is hardy, resilient and persistent…after all ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’

Captured within this  Wee Piece of Scotland bottle is a hand picked, dried and bottled thistle head.(and yes they do hurt when foraging for them!!)  This thistle is a hardy symbol of resilience,  devotion, bravery, determination, and strength. Where one person sees a  weed ,  another view a flower.  In other words as the Scot’s say ‘We’re a’ Jock Tamson’s bairns!’  (We’re all God’s creations, nobody is better than anybody else – we’re all equal.)

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‘Do not blame the thistle, that you see no beauty’ Johnathan Lockwood Huie

‘A flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes ‘Johnathan Lockwood Huie

‘The thistle is a prince.  Let any man that has an eye for beauty take a view of the whole plant, and where would he see a more expressive grace and symmetry; and where is there a more kingly flower”  Henry ward Beecher

‘Tae scots yer Mair than just a flower, Yer a symbol o’ great strength an’ power’  Robert Burns.


  • Glass caddy with hand gathered, home dried and lovingly bottled Thistle head.(bottle measuring 6cm x 3cm)
  • Securely enclosed by air tight, lazer engraved, wooden stopper.
  • Each caddy comes in a luxury cotton gift bag and is accompanied by an Information card with historic, honourable, heartfelt and humorous facts.


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