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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. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
2. Do You Want To Live Alone?
Is our current way of living sustainable?
3. Concert Review - Monika Stadler Harpist
Concert review of Monika Stadler an Austrian harpist who has written and performed music inspired by Scotland.
4. Selkie Tales
Have you heard of the selkie folk? - seals who can shed their skins on land.
5. St Andrew's Day
St Andrew's Day, celebrated around the world, takes place on 30 November.
6. Classic Scottish Films
Scotland's heritage has inspired film makers for over half a century. The history, mysticism and culture of Scotland provide a rich canvas for storytelling.
7. Burke and Hare
William Burke and William Hare were two of Scotland's most notorioius murderers, selling bodies for dissection by medical students.
8. 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.
9. The Skye Boat Song
The Skye Boat Song is a music that stays with you – eminently singable and hummable. It tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s journey from the Uist to Skye. The song carries the optimism and hope of the Jacobites – men who believed in an independent Scotland.
10. 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.
Be sure to visit the Scottish Culture Archives for all the articles!
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