The Scottish unicorn – poster
Oor ain culture
Culture is one of the main things that define a country. It makes one place on a map more than simply in a different location to another place on a map. Scotland is no exception to this. From our tartans and traditions, to our writing, music, languages and so much more, the culture that has come to define Scotland has become known around the world.
Cringe no more
In the centuries since the birth of the union in 1707, Scots have been gradually all been taught to dislike, dismiss, or even flat out deny our culture. Known as the Scottish Cringe, this in-built censor manifests in all sorts of ways, often near words like 'twee' and 'parochial'. Bringing a focus and sense of worth to Scottish culture is one of the main aims of Indy Prints.
About this piece
The unicorn is thought to have been adopted into The Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland in the late 1300s. It was believed at the time to be both a real creature and the natural enemy of the lion, which had some years prior been adopted by royalty south of the border. Today oor mythical beastie can often be seen on mercat crosses across the country.
This fierce unicorn has been drawn in a modern watercolour style and is combined with a Saltire, to create an iconically Scottish drawing.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper