Tree : HAZEL   Celtic Name : COLL    Gaelic Name : CALLTAINN

Mosaic made by : Tore Primary School

Location : Tore Primary School, Tore


The pupils at Tore Primary School based their
design on the Hazel tree and the panels at either side of the design show the leaves, fruit and flowers of the tree. The centre panel features a red squirrel, hazel nuts being a favourite food source for these delightful but shy animals, which can be seen in woodland across the Black Isle. 

In the top right corner is the Ogham symbol for A.  In the centre at the bottom of the design is a salmon which features in a mythical tale where hazelnuts were believed to be the source of great wisdom. The salmon ate hazelnuts that had fallen into its river; it was then caught and eaten by a man who as a result became extremely knowledgeable and wise.

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Detail of the red squirrel.
Detail of the hazel nuts.
Detail of the hazel leaves.
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