Scotland

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Language

Official Languages: English, Gaelic, & Scots


Some English words that are different than in America:


  • "wellies" = rainboots
  • "chips" = fries
  • "pants" = underwear
  • "trousers" = pants

Religion

  • Mostly Christian
  • Some Jews
  • There are a few other religions, but they are uncommon.

Weather

  • Sunny (sometimes 16 hrs per day)
  • Rainy/Drizzle/Wet year round
  • Sometimes warm in summer, but not hot
  • Very cold in winter

Food

  • Fish & Chips
  • Salmon
  • Haggis
  • Blood Pudding
  • Shortbread
  • Warm Custard
  • Hot Tea with Cream & Sugar
  • Millionaire Shortbread
  • Banoffee
  • Irn Bru

Clothing

  • Most clothing is similar to America.
  • Kilts are worn for special occasions.
  • Tartan pattern fabrics (what we call plaid)
  • Wool & Cashmere fabrics

Entertainment

Bagpipes

  • Scottish instrument
  • special occasions & on the side of the street

Highland Games

  • tug of war
  • shotput
  • log throw
  • races
  • shopping

Sports

  • Golf (originated in Scotland)
  • Football (soccer)
  • Tennis
  • Rugby

Street Performers/Live Statues

Celebrations

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Located in front of Edinburgh Castle
  • Takes place in August
  • Showcases musicians and performers from around the world
  • Over 46 countries involved
  • 220,000 people in attendance
  • Watched by over 100 million worldwide

Landmark

Royal MIle in Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace
  • Shopping

Dunottar Castle

  • Very old castle
  • On a small piece of land extended in water for security

Famous People

  • David Tennant: actor, known for playing the 10th Doctor in "Doctor Who"
  • J.K. Rowling: author of Harry Potter Series
  • Andy Murray: tennis player

Interesting Facts

  • National Animal: Unicorn
  • Legend of the Loch Ness Monster
  • Part of Britain

Sources

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  • "Profile." Andy Murray Official Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.
  • "Scotland.org." Scotland.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.
  • "Welcome to the Official Website for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo."Welcome to the Official Website for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014.
  • "Www.david-tennant.org." Www.david-tennant.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.