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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. Halloween in Scotland
Halloween celebrations in Scotland have roots in the distant past, marking a turning point in the year as nights draw in and cold beckons.
3. 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.
4. Haggis Facts & Folklore
Do you want to know more about haggis? Facts and folklore about this traditional Scottish dish.
5. 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.
6. Fast Facts About Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, has a rich creative heritage, having spawned many famous actors, artists and musicians over generations. The city is also rich in history – from the prehistoric tree stumps at Fossil Grove to the city’s coat of arms.
7. Loch Ness & The Caledonian Canal
Loch Ness, home of the Loch Ness Monster, is one of several lochs linking Scotland's east and west coasts.
8. Flora MacDonald Heroine of Bonnie Prince Charlie
Flora MacDonald smuggled Bonnie Prince Charlie to Skye. Her exploits are remembered in the Skye Boat Song. Her statue stands proud outside Inverness Castle.
9. 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.
10. Saint Columba
Saint Columba, one of the oldest known characters in Scottish history, is famous for the monastery he set up on the island of Iona in the sixth century. His name has also been linked with the Loch Ness Monster...
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