Unicorn as the symbol of Scotland in heraldry

The Royal Coat of arms of Scotland was the official coat of arms of the King of Scots from its adoption in the 12th century. Two unicorns are featured on the coat of arms and in heraldry this legendary animal is best known as the symbol of Scotland. In Celtic mythology, the Unicorn of Scotland is said to symbolise bravery, innocence, purity, healing powers, pride, intelligence, joy and virility. 

Unicorns have appeared in the history, art and writings of many different countries for many centuries. So much so that some believe the animal to have once existed. The attributes possessed by the unicorn appear perfectly fitted to Scotland. A nation famed as bold, proud and prepared to fight for it's independence. As a 'National Animal' appearing on heraldic symbols the unicorn is hard to beat.

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