Why is the thistle the national emblem of Scotland?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image71
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    Why is the thistle the national emblem of Scotland?


  2. jimmythejock profile image86
    jimmythejockposted 5 years ago

    The Thistle is a true Scottish hero it was an important factor in defeating the Vikings read more in this Hub I wrote around 5 years ago http://jimmythejock.hubpages.com/hub/th … LANDS_WEED

  3. Historia profile image80
    Historiaposted 5 years ago

    If legend is to be trusted, the thistle was adopted during the reign of Malcolm II. of Scotland, for the following reason: The Danes had invaded the country and designed to capture a castle in Aberdeenshire. They attacked it by night. The castle moat, instead of being full of water, as they expected, was dry and occupied by a thick crop of thistles. The men who first plunged into it uttered cries of pain which aroused the Scots, and the invaders were beaten off.