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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. 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.

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. 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.

4. 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.

5. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.

6. Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay, a chef and restaurenteur born in Scotland, is famous the world over for his firey temperament and business acumen.

7. 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.

8. Cailleach - Wise Woman
The Cailleach, the wise woman. has many faces...

9. St Andrew's Day
St Andrew's Day, celebrated around the world, takes place on 30 November.

10. 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.



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