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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. Book Review - Roots of Stone
Subtitled "The Story of those who Came Before" Roots of Stone by Hugh G Allison tells the history of both a country and a family over 2,000 years.
3. 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.
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. 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.
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. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
8. Ullapool and Loch Broom
Ullapool, a village on Scotland’s north west coast, lies on the shores of the sea loch Loch Broom. The area has a rich history, spectacular scenery and a thriving artistic community.
9. Burke and Hare
William Burke and William Hare were two of Scotland's most notorioius murderers, selling bodies for dissection by medical students.
10. 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.
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