ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS SCOTLAND ICON MUG
Starbucks Scotland Icon Mug front design features the Great Highland Bagpipe.
The Highland Bagpipe is a type of bagpipe native to Scotland. It has achieved widespread recognition through its usage in the British military and in pipe bands throughout the world
The bagpipe is first attested in Scotland around 1400 AD, having previously appeared in European artwork in Spain in the 13th century. The earliest references to bagpipes in Scotland are in a military context, and it is in that context that the Great Highland Bagpipe became established in the British military and achieved the widespread prominence it enjoys today, whereas other bagpipe traditions throughout Europe, ranging from Portugal to Russia, almost universally went into decline by the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
Occupying the northern third of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland constitutes over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides. Edinburgh, the country’s capital and second largest city, is one of Europe’s largest financial centers.
REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS IRELAND ICON MUG
Scotland Icon Mug is one of the 3 icon designs distributed by Starbucks Scotland. It is still available in Starbucks stores