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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. 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.
2. Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson's father was an engineer who designed lighthouses; his mother's father was a minister. Stevenson always knew that all he wanted to do was write. His books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde.
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. 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.
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. The Murray Brothers
Andy and Jamie Murray - Scottish tennis players at the top of their game
7. 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.
8. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
9. 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.
10. Burke and Hare
William Burke and William Hare were two of Scotland's most notorioius murderers, selling bodies for dissection by medical students.
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