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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. St Andrew's Day
St Andrew's Day, celebrated around the world, takes place on 30 November.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox, Scottish singing legend, was recognised in the recent New Year's Honours list for her charity work with AIDS.
10. The Oral Tradition
Scotland has had a shorter history of the written word than many cultures. The primary source of history and knowledge has been the human voice speaking and singing tales of the past, stories of the present and imaginings of futures yet to come.
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