Designed by Scottish architect J.T. Rochead in 1859, The National Wallace Monument stands 220 feet above Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland. The inspiration for the Monument was based on one of Scotland's most famous sons, William Wallace.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colorist and artist. He had a unique artistic approach and is widely recognized as the greatest Scottish architect and designer of the 20th century.
While more than two hundred different types of thistle are in existence, likely none aside from the cotton thistle are more endearing to the Scottish culture. The Scottish thistle, as to which the cotton thistle is often referred, holds significant meaning in the history of Scotland and lives within Scottish folklore.