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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Kings of Scotland - Eleventh Century
You may have seen or studied Shakespeare's Macbeth - a play written hundreds of years after Macbeth reigned. Find out about the kings who ruled Scotland ten centuries ago, including Macbeth whose life differed greatly from Shakespeare's portrayal.
4. Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne, often attributed to Robert Burns, is a song most frequently sung to welcome the New Year and commemorate Robert Burns at the end of Burns Night celebrations on 25 January.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Mary's Traditional Porridge
Porridge - stirring facts, history and recipies
10. The Stone of Destiny
The Stone of Destiny, often known as the Stone of Scone, is the stone on which many early Scottish kings were crowned.
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