Designed by and available only from Mither Tongue, this comfortable-to-wear apron, with adjustable, nylon, non-tangle neck tie, includes our own Funky Thistle design and the Story of Scotland’s Thistle in both Scots and English, the Scots version being ever so slightly tongue-in-cheek!
Easy to pack and light to post, it makes a great little gift for Scotland’s bairns overseas, not forgetting those at home!
100% cotton. Dark purple text which runs as follows . .
Throughoot Scotland, the tale is widely telt that, lang syne, a Norse airmy socht tae gie a puckle Scottish sodgers a muckle begeck bi creepin up on them in deid o nicht. Hooiver, ane o the Norsemen dobbed his fit on a thrissel an kicked up sic a din that it waukent the sodgers fa gied the Norsemen a guid hidin. Fae that day tae this, the thrissel haes been the symbol o Scotland. Ye’ll find nae evidence o this in the history buiks, bit it’s a braw story!
Legend tells us that a sleeping party of Scottish warriors were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the warriors stood on a thistle. His cries of pain roused the warriors who defeated the invaders. The thistle has since been the emblem of Scotland. Sadly, there is no historical evidence to support this, but it’s a great story!