The Flower of Scotland by Steven McEwan

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The Thistle – The Flower of Scotland. The story goes the English were planning to attack a Scottish camp at night. They started to advance on the sleeping Scots but one of the Englishmen crawled into a Thistle and gave out a yell thus alerting the Scots to the coming attack. The Scots managed to gather their wits about them and fend of the attack. From that moment onwards the Thistle has been the national flower.


  • sally williams
    sally williamsover 7 years ago

    Beautiful, I tried to capture one of these when i was in the UK…not nearly as impressive as this.

  • Steven McEwan
    Steven McEwanover 7 years ago

    it was taken inside my tent in Pitlochry! Thanks for your comments.

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 7 years ago

    Fantastic story Steven, We have them here also and they make a great subject to photograph. Nicely done

  • Steven McEwan
    Steven McEwanover 7 years ago

    Skeeter – Cheers!

  • MaryO
    MaryOover 7 years ago

    Great story and fabe capture of this beautiful national flower.

  • Els Steutel
    Els Steutelover 7 years ago

    beautiful picture

  • Marcia Luly
    Marcia Lulyover 7 years ago

    beautiful image…nice and sharp!

  • Lisa Trainer
    Lisa Trainerover 7 years ago


  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 7 years ago

    I didn’t know that! Lovely detailed closeup – excellent work

  • janik
    janikover 7 years ago

    Lovely capture.

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