"The #unicorn — a mythical animal composed of horse, goat and lion parts, as well as a magical horn — is Scotland's national animal, a distinction that dates back to its time as an independent nation. Here, the heraldic woodcarver Peter Stewart-Blacker, left, inspected a fiberglass copy of his original figurehead on the Frigate Unicorn in Dundee. Since Scotland's 2014 referendum, the political atmosphere has quieted down, but the question of identity remains a crucial part of the conversation — one that the Glasgow-based photographer @kierandodds explores in his project, #landofscots. This #nytweekender, we're sharing @kierandodds's photos from Scotland, a country he describes as "a land of myth and legend." #🦄" By nytimes on Instagram.
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