Product Description: This Thistle is made from lead-free pewter and is a model of a thistle flower and leaves, the national emblem of Scotland. It is supplied on a quality key-chain. The thistle key-ring is presented on a Scottish header key-ring card.
Information: The Scottish thistle, known as the national emblem of Scotland, is a prickly and distinctive purple-flowered plant with a rich historical significance. Legend has it that its adoption as a symbol dates back to a surprise attack by Norse invaders in the 13th century when one stepped on a thistle, causing a noise that alerted the sleeping Scottish warriors and helped thwart the attack. This event led to the thistle's association with vigilance and protection. Today, the thistle is proudly displayed on Scotland's royal coat of arms and is used as a symbol of Scottish identity, resilience, and pride.