Unicorn

The Unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

 The Scots love for this famous mythological creature dates back many centuries.

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The unicorns’ distinctive appearance left a lasting legacy on the country’s cities and towns, many of which, to this day, still bear unicorn heraldry. See if you can spot them across the country. Some of Scotland’s most important historic buildings and statues feature the unicorn.

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Did you know?

In Celtic mythology the unicorn was a symbol of purity and innocence, as well as masculinity and power. Tales of dominance and chivalry associated with the unicorn may be why it was chosen as Scotland’s national animal.

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Where to see

The unicorns’ distinctive appearance left a lasting legacy on the country’s cities and towns, many of which, to this day, still bear unicorn heraldry. See if you can spot them across the country. Some of Scotland’s most important historic buildings and statues feature the unicorn.

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Did you know?

In Celtic mythology the unicorn was a symbol of purity and innocence, as well as masculinity and power. Tales of dominance and chivalry associated with the unicorn may be why it was chosen as Scotland’s national animal.

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

The unicorns’ distinctive appearance left a lasting legacy on the country’s cities and towns, many of which, to this day, still bear unicorn heraldry. See if you can spot them across the country. Some of Scotland’s most important historic buildings and statues feature the unicorn.

Book Icon Blue
Did you know?

In Celtic mythology the unicorn was a symbol of purity and innocence, as well as masculinity and power. Tales of dominance and chivalry associated with the unicorn may be why it was chosen as Scotland’s national animal.