The Design Story
This design is based on the Flower of Scotland: The Purple Thristle. Legend has it, that in the 9th century, when the Norsemen were raiding Scotland, a group of vikings tried to sneak up on a group of sleeping Clansmen. They had removed their shoes to creep quietly but stepped on thistles and cried out in pain. The graphic is based on the sharp leaves of the flower. The crest is placed higher then normal: on the place where normally the traditional kilt pin brooch it located.