Carpet of the Highlands" heather is called for
the way in which it blankets the hillsides.
ancient times this plant has been found to
have more uses for every day Scottish life than any other. A typical
dwelling in Scotland could be found to have heather
used in the walls, thatch, beds, as fuel for fire, in floor coverings,
ale, tea, baskets, as well as finding use in its medicine chest and
dye pot, to sweep the house and chimney, to feed and bed down the
cattle, and to weave into the fences around the farm.
that is not enough, they make it into souvenir jewelry, pictures, knickknacks,
and anything else the tourists will take with them.