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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. A Wee Guide To Robert The Bruce Book Review
A Wee Guide To Robert The Bruce, by Duncan Jones and Alison L. Rae, is one of a series of short books celebrating Scotland's history. Concise and entertaining, I found this book a really good read.

2. Ramsay MacDonald - First Labour Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald, first Labour Prime Minister, was born and brought up in Scotland. He presided over a troubled time in UK politics, and was in some ways a man ahead of his time.

3. Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox, Scottish singing legend, was recognised in the recent New Year's Honours list for her charity work with AIDS.

4. William Wallace
William Wallace, Scottish nationalist, fought for his country and died for his cause.

5. 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.

6. Edinburgh For Free
Edinburgh has a lot of famous attractions you can pay for, such as the Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Castle. The city also hosts many places which are rich in culture and history which cost nothing. Find out about Edinburgh's numerous free attractions.

7. Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott was a prolific author who produced poetry, novels, essays, reviews and translations. A few years before his death the life he had built for hiimself turned to dust in a year when his wife died shortly after he was declared bankrupt.

8. Fast Facts - Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands are sparsely populated compared to the rest of Britain, the majority of the population living in Inverness, Scotlandís highland city. The Highlands offer magic - deep lochs, deserted beaches, snow-capped mountains, stunning coastlines and much more...

9. A Child's Garden of Verses - Book Review
A Childís Garden of Verses is a small poetry collection by Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The poems, written by a parent, have spoken to generations of children, capturing imagination and sending readers to far off lands.

10. John Brown
John Brown, close confidante of Queen Victoria, was said by some to have more than a friendship with the queen he faithfully served after the death of her husband Albert.



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