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Here are the top ten articles for the Scottish Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
2. Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon
On 7 July 2013 Andy Murray made history by becoming the first British man in 77 years to win Wimbledon.
3. Burke and Hare
William Burke and William Hare were two of Scotland's most notorioius murderers, selling bodies for dissection by medical students.
4. Greyfriars Bobby
Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye terrier so committed to his master that he watched over his owner’s Edinburgh grave for fourteen years.
5. Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay, a chef and restaurenteur born in Scotland, is famous the world over for his firey temperament and business acumen.
6. Queen Margaret of Scotland
Queen Margaret - Anglo-Saxon, born in Hungary in the eleventh century, brought up in the English court of her kinsman Edward the Confessor. She died in 1093 in Edinburgh Castle, where a chapel still bears her name. Her deep faith led to the church conferring sainthood on this medieval queen.
7. Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's top tourist attractions. Situated at the top of the Royal Mile it has a long, tumultuous history.
8. David Wilkie - Olympic Swimmer
David Wilkie, Scottish swimmer, won one gold and two silver Olympic medals. He set a trend for wearing both swimming cap and goggles during races, believing they helped streamline his motion in the water.
9. Scottish Sports
Scotland is a great holiday destination and provides some wonderful sports opportunities including climbing, fishing, golfing, munro bagging, skiing and snowboarding.
10. Sawney Bean
Sawney Bean and his notorious family lived in a cave in Ayrshire on Scotland’s south west coast near Ballantrae. The clan at full strength was said to number 48, each and every one of them a cannibal who caught, murdered, pickled and ate unwary travellers.
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