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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. Robert Burns
Robert Burns – poet, farmer, songwriter, lover - was born in in 1759. His birthday, January 25, is celebrated by Scots the world over as Burns Night. The Burns poem Address To A Haggis is a core feature of Burns Night celebrations.
2. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
3. Fast Facts About Inverness
Inverness - population roughly 65,000 – gained city status in 2000. Find out about some of the attractions, ancient and modern, that draw tourists to this Highland city.
4. Born In Scotland - Politicians
Politicians born in Scotland include Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Alex Salmond, Danny Alexander, Douglas Alexander and John Smith. Find out more about some these key players in UK politics.
5. The Story Of Scotland - Book Review
The Story of Scotland by Nigel Tranter is an engaging Scottish history from an author whose legacy includes fact and fiction.
6. Fast Facts About Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a city of many faces, from the heaven stretching Arthur's Seat to the dark streets explored in Ian Rankin's Rebus novels. Pick up a few quick facts about this wonderful Scottish city, built on history, music and story.
7. Burke and Hare
William Burke and William Hare were two of Scotland's most notorioius murderers, selling bodies for dissection by medical students.
8. 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.
9. Scottish Shortbread
Rich, buttery, crumbling on the tongue - shortbread is one of Scotland's finest foods.
10. Scottish Soups
Substantial soups, often a meal in themselves, are frequently made on cold Scottish days. Three Scottish staples are Cock-a-Leekie soup, Cullen Skink and Scotch Broth.
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