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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. 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.
2. Flora MacDonald Heroine of Bonnie Prince Charlie
Flora MacDonald smuggled Bonnie Prince Charlie to Skye. Her exploits are remembered in the Skye Boat Song. Her statue stands proud outside Inverness Castle.
3. 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.
4. Hot Toddy
A hot toddy, Scots claim, is the perfect remedy for a cold. Whisky, honey or sugar and hot water form the basis of a drink some say can cure all ills...
5. How To Bag A Munro
The latest Scottish Culture article is about how to "bag" (climb) a munro - one of the 283 mountains over 3,000 feet high in Scotland.
6. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
7. Born In Scotland - Politicians
Politicians born in Scotland include Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Alex Salmond, Danny Alexander, Douglas Alexander and John Smith. Find out more about some these key players in UK politics.
8. St Andrew's Day
St Andrew's Day, celebrated around the world, takes place on 30 November.
9. Scottish Actors
When you think of famous Scottish actors, who springs to mind? This article highlights ten Scottish actors who have made a name for themselves far beyond the borders of their original home.
10. Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay, a chef and restaurenteur born in Scotland, is famous the world over for his firey temperament and business acumen.
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