Illustration of the word 'Gallus' formed by a thistle


‘Gallus’ is print #2 in a quirky collection by the artist Cat Lawson. The Thistle Kingdom Collection brings Scottish words to life in the form of unique and characterful thistles. This charming print is a reproduction taken from an original hand crafted painting produced using a cross-hatch ink drawing technique and watercolour.

What does ‘gallus’ mean?

Gallus’ is a Scottish term for a self-confident, daring or reckless person. You might hear “he’s pure gallus, by the way” as an expression of admiration. It was originally a derogatory term, meaning a wild rascal; someone deserving to be hanged (fit for the gallows).

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A fantastic gift for all lovers of Scotland, ‘Gallus’ could be given as a gift to someone you admire or fits the term. ‘Gallus’ represents the bold, fearless and brave ones amongst us!

Professionally printed on high quality 300gsm Italian paper with a felt mark finish and off white shade. The prints are packed in a cellophane with card backboard and hard-backed envelope for safe delivery.

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